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Miss Eva R. Hartley, Editor 
120 Washington Avenue 
Wheeling, West Virginia 


Hrs. Juanita Nolte, Co-Editor 
THE FIFTEENTH ISSUE 57 Twenty-second Street 
FEmUARY - 1955 Wheeling, West Virginia 


?hite men is 17U8, when French explorers 
buried a leaden plate at the mouth of 
Wheeling Creek. 

Colonel Ebonozor Zano, his sons and 

We are attempting this month to give 
you some interesting information: 

WHEELING is the birthplace of West Vir- Wheeling's population is approximately 
ginia, for here, on June 20, 1863, West 58,000, which means the city isn't mammoth 
Virginia was organized as the 35th State but, for a town of its size, the EOTIIETAIN- 
of this Union. Wheeling was the State's MENT view is somethiEg of which we are 
Capital until I869 and again from 1879 to prcud. 
1885. Now it is Charleston. Our WHEELING SIMPHONY is well-known. 

Heads of settlers were placed by In- conducted by Henry Mazer, a talented young 
dians on poles at the head of Wheeling man who has really put it on the map. He 
Creek and it marked the spot as "place of also devotes much time to young aspirants 
the skull". An "h" was added by the front-who show premise of future recognition, 
iersman - hence the name. Wheeling. His work is endless - his work is grati- 

The earliest recorded visitation of fying. ' 

Our LITTLE THEATER presentations are 
amazing, revealing talent which doesn't 
connect with "small town" performances. 
Our local ART students are exceedingly 
brothers were tho real founders of Wheeling p;ood. While attending art ; exhibitions, 
in 1768. They, in company with other men, one gets the f oeling of large city displays , 
founded Ft. Fem-Jick which was changed in Our DANCING ACiiDEMEES are fine, lending 
1776 to Fort Honry, in honor of Patrick much to the finer arts of Wheeling. The 
Henry. Here was fought the last battle of magnificent amount of "small fry" who have 
the Revolution. hopes of someday becoming great, who work 

The Ohio River forms tho wostern boun- so hard to put themselves across to their 
dary of our state for 250 miles. The his- public when anpearing in shows put on by 
toric streams furnish water for power, their superiors, is most pleasing. We 
industry, transportation, municipal water must not forget our rmasic furnished by the 
supplies and out-door recreation. Low costMOUMTAIN WILLIAMS (hillbillies). Their 
Ohio Rivor transportation has been an aid Saturday Night Jamboree which is broadcast 
in making tho Wheeling area attractive to from a local station, WtWA, is heard 
many industries. throughout tho United States, Their color- 

i%ny people think of floods in connoc- ful costumes set the scene for their folk 
tijn with our City. We do have them but songs. Our ffiGHT CLUBS, with their soft 
n-.t -.fton do wo have serious floods now. lights, floor shows and atmosphere, give 
Folks who live on the Island and in the one the impression of clubs in larger cities 
lew places of tho City, do have deep water Our WHEELING DOWNS race track is a place 
ir^thoir basements and, sometimes on first of beauty with its scenic landscaping, but 
and second floors. I have lived here siucounf'-rtunatoly many never soe its beauty duo 
1929 - and on the Island for 1? years of to their worrying whether their money is 
that time - and the deepest flood in that going to "win" "place" "show" or "also ran." 
time was 5ii.5 feet in 1936. It was really Last, but by no means least (the best is 
terrific, and of course, very expensive to always saved for last) is our own beloved 
property owners and to tenants. The rival -Eleanor Stebor, Motropclitan Star. She comes 
ry -md good fun they have while digging "home" often and, in summer, appears at our 
nut w. uld surprise you. OGLEBAY AMPHITHKi,TER when her schedule por- 

Wc hope to tell you of the history of mits. Besides being a great star, she is 
our State in a future copy. Thanks for pracious and a lovely woman. FWTKRTATNBffiNl' 
the interesting letters in tho Jami.'^vy in WnKW.IWn? Y"u name it - we have it. 
Bundle, and for the l'>v.>ly lottors you 
havo RHut t'j lis hfiro. — - Eva R, Hartley — Jjianita H, Nolte 

A' / 


f.Ls'- Fva R» Hartley 
ILO V'aihingtori Avenue 
'■Iii?_;,..ln.Kj West 7xrginia 



MAECH - 19^5 

Mrso JutnitP. H. flolte 
2605 Fes? A^venue 
VJai'-wood^i Wheeling, ¥, Va, 


'., !3--.vxL,f-a garden takes root in your hearth*, fragile rosebud in a long stemmed vase 
"Ir-^ -. c-ii.plci and fragrance are yours to Displayed upon a vo Ivot covered stand 

impart. Gives forth a pe^'iume man cannot devise 
r'nRcleut thoughts and precarious deed^Je sense within that God has had a hand* 
r,-. valuable plants into troublesome 

•weeds. The debut of a newborn child en earth 
^\ (>■-. o+jnp one's self brings groat peace Mlth gifts which only Q<:d himself bestows 

, -' -"--„^-^. -oTmind, WiiriiringTo indnd -' the Miracle of birth. 

ws;rsaTpxul moments, much pleasure, 

you'll findi SUNDiiY MORNING 

3"na practical living through life's busy 

hours. An unknown, shabby,, old, old man 

^J.l till the whole garden with sweet- ifJalked slowly up the aisle, 

scented flowers. His clothcB j.n need of pressing 
E.R.H. Had long been out of style. 

I'orcta Inman 

Cjn't be ashamed to kneel - - 

R.jTfieraber Jesus prayed j 

3-J-: rather be ashamed 

Of prayers you have not made 

For an understanding 

¥Lth God for things you need. 

Prayer cultivates the soul 

To bear good fruit and seed. 

Apparent ravages of time 
Had pattornod this man's face 
Into a de'Tj-'Jn-jo. ^tudy 
Tiihich he ccii'.O- iv^t er.^.se. 

He knelt and r-"---: -'i so fervently 

A rosary iixtoi t'^': n^-^C. 

In hands - . , qui ue gnarled and toilworn 

In hands ... somehow ;, .. resigned. 

lihen Mass was out, he slowly left ... 
ItJent slowly on his ray ... 
But his faith in Grc. w...uld help him 
Face the stmxggle of Cdch day. 

— Juanita H, Nolte 

Margaret M. 'dalker 

Thanks for the interestir^ Bundle re- 
ceived the 21st, with a variety of papers, 
I hav9 read most of them and consider it 
one of our best. Glad to see new ones. 

Mr,, Bus Driver, we thank you for men- 
tioning us in your column in January - the The old-fashioned heater, down on the farm, 
s\roB to ifertha L, Williams.' SKe has tieen Even today 'has certain charmj 
ve-:Y kind to write to us. Resplendent it stands in its armor bright, 

I have many unanswered letters on file Prepared for action the first cold night, 
which I hope to answer soon. We are glad ¥hen billowy snow flakes fill the air, 
if George Boehme is much improved when thisAnd the roads are drifted everywhere, 
issue roaches him, Julia Lengle, be sure Though the north wind shsrieks a wintry blow 
to inform us when you will be in our city. The room is filled with a cozy glow — 
we want to see you. For each mica window spreads a beam 

Rev. R. E. Hooper, we have enjoyed your Of the ruddy firelight's cheerful gleam, 
first issue, GODS ACRE. Mill look for it lou think how bygone childhood wees 
each month. ^ere soothed fey its heat on heels and toas. 

IRMt. REITCI, congratulations on your 
Contests. Surely, yoy. have given each one 
a fine opportwnity. It is now up to us, 

— Eva R, Hartley — Juanita H. Nolte 

Eva R, Hartley 
Juanita H, Nolt© 



JUL! - 1955 



Sstella M. Scharf 
Ann S, Viiestlii^ 


Women begged for the privilege of having their babies in the gutter, the fields or 
forest, rather than the hospital from which so few came out alive. And when Semmel- 
weiss discovered the cause of child-bed fever that swept parturient women and their 
babies into untimely graves he was denounced as a preposterous fool. 

And when he cried out to a skeptical world that the terrible scourge could be forev* 
abolished, and that all women— everywhere— could come healthfully through childbirth 
with a living baby, he was condemned as a fakir. He was driven from the hospitals. 
He was denied the right to practice and he was hounded to his death as a malefactor. 

Today the world tardily acknowledges its debt to this pioneer in sanitary hospital 
practice. But it is no wiser in Judgment. For every step in scientific progress is 
impeded by screaming objectors who would force their own pet prejudices on suffeiring 
humanity by majority rule in legislation, by intimidation and by the cunning axtifi,<B 
that hainper and impede scientific research. 

The current government health program is threatened by organized opposition of those 
who insist that voluntary insurance is the only health measure needed, ard that if 
everyoas is thus protected the government plan is unnecessary and that it is also a 
menace to our financial structtire. . 

Conceding that the service of our insurance coirpanies is valuable and fine, it does 
them no discredit to enumerate their short-comings and their limitations. 

For instance— how many health and accident policy holders find that the accident 
suffered is not so defined in their policy and that the premiums they have paid for 
years in sublime faith that accidental disability was provided for is a lost and 
worthless investment. 

There are also those policies that are strictly time limited so liiat protection most 
needed by the elderly is no longer in effect. 

These conspicuous defects in the voluntary insurance plans are further multiplied by 
the fact that there are millions who are not eligible for insurance of ar^ kind, for 
no insurance company will accept their application for protection. 

Not only are cripples and the chronically ill ineligible for insurance but the men- 
tally and physically incompetent, the blind and deaf, the old and infirm, the arthrit- 
ic, diabetic, tubercular, spastic, syphilitic, the congenitally defective, the indi- 
gent and the heart patient. 

It is obvious that these millions who most desperately med sickness and casualty 
protection and hospital service are not included in the voluntary insurance plan so 
fervently supported by its advocates and that it is impossible JPor them to get it. 




I'l TIC '•^' 

Eva R. Hartlsy 

120 ■Washington 4venne 

Wheeling, West V'lr'^inia 

LL.v.'ILT-}!, W. Vi 

S£?lr;:iBER - 1955 

We have surely enjoyed reading the reports 
about OoiT-ention, I was glad to learn, too 
that other morabors enjoyed, Birthdajr cards 
mailed from the Com^ention city. Thanks 
once more for allccr^s sent to me. 


The astral ripples d^nce and gleam, 
^nd nestled by the,, crystal stream, 
33.UO violotB hold a social fest. 
Then lock thejj:^ spurs in playful rest. 

The star-kissed loavos of willow trees 
i-tremblc in the peaceful breeze, 
All x.his - the hush of night gives me 
And fills my being "'.•fith mystery. 

THE ims 




I kneel 
In tears 
4nd feel 
God hoars'. 

I rise 
Sin free 
Lovo cries 
In me I 

The xjcrd 

impn : -• Lblo 

c"",r 1.V banish the dreams 

of -L "airters who seek help beyond 

the stars, — Lorota Inman 

Estella Scharf has had an automobile acci- 
dent and is a "shut-in" for a few days. 
She is not injured but badly shaken up. 
She h^j offered her column for the prizc- 
winncx-a and I have typed them in -without 
her having seen them. Please thank her. 

Did you road August WII^FALL - there are 
■several good poems tucked away in its 
fo3d5 5- P'^"! Proiia, »Tr., Editor, 

Kalf way down a narrow street 

4 rustic bookstore stands. 

Inside you find the shelves well filled 

Ifij'ith tales of aany lands. 

Ero'Jsing up and down the aisles 
Cld friends will come to view. 
With Kipling - browning - -ihittier. 
And best loved Shakespeare, too. 

Looldng here and looking there, 
A warmth comes to your heart. 
Renewing old acquaintances 
Of literary art. 

For a pleasant interlude, 

When life is rather q-jiet. 

Just browse around a quaint bookshop 

It's fun,, .come on., .just try it. JHN 


The quietude which cmos when day is done 
Is br.;ken by a wn^d-note symphony, 
i.'iinds will stir tiio leaves in unison 
The night ind..ed is pure tranquility. 
Profound enchant.,r nt cf nocturnal skies 
With small •♦'ransli.'cent particles of light. 
Twinkling like tn^ -;ljwing fireflies 
Brings shoor content to these who welcome 

iii^ht, JHN 


Days may bo rather hectic 
iou might break down and weep. 
But then the night time brings 
The blossodness of sloop, JEi:\f 

" G. Edward Lind 

"^'he greatest hobby in tho world t-^day 
Is Amateur Journalism, I would say. 
Collecting ideas for meditation. 
Clarification and publication. 

—Eva B. Hartley 

— Juanita H, Holte 

U"ITiii) ki'it^ii 

iS AjbOGi^IIOM PUJUCiUlGIl H. hartley 

120 fashington Avenue 

■^heclinc, ■^^ost Virf-;inia 

0GT03iiR - 195J5 

»rs, Juaiiita ri. i^olte 
2609 -iess Avenue 

-ar'-vood, wheeling, -J. V,-:^ 

x-^Oii-T LAUIiE/J'5 Oi'' liE3T VH.'J:iIA 

XIM V.^; 

:;ST VIRGi:€tAl 

f . p N '. q 7 t 

Roy Lee Harmon is Poet Laureate of ><e5t Having lived most of my life in Ohio aid 
Vir-inia. He has written thousands of not even visited u. Va, until about niiE 

poems about ii. ^?., its people and the phi- years £go,_my thoughts of the .aople of 
loso-3'\y of the ilountaineer. Sono of his 
boo'cs have been .published -"Around the 
; fountain" and "li"), the Creek", etc. He was 
a newspaper columnist for 30 years - then 
becoiae interested in extensive radio vork. 

the state I must confess were rather un- 
kind, icsidio programs featured folks frcm 
here in a most ridiculous manner, sans 
shoes, sans literary ability, sans every- 
thing. Sure, vi. Va, has its illiterate^ 

Tie lives in ieckley. Albums of his poetry its slums, etc. i^very state has to admit 
and philOso)hy are sent from co^-st to coast. the sane, but its higher element of learn - 
^e su-T)lies recordings for stations through -ihg and refinement overt-iholmed rae, r,iaking 
out the U. S, He has com.sosed maiy sonr^s, 'ir^ sit u3 and take notice. 
He has taken his cm friends and neighbors I've foui^ the best VirKinian to be a 

?nd mai.e them immortal in his compositions, kiixi and spipathetic person. He has his 

tr. Harmon is President of The '-est likes and dislikes the sarae as any one 

Virginia Poetry Society. In his loem 410. else, i'or instance, the problem of biiS- 
oOi'lG, he sal's t :iiiGATIOM| it is being looked upon I'ifith 

mild favor, idlling to' cooperate and tak- 
IhQ ancient psalmist, knotJing God's aim siitj^,,g ^^ ^^ stride, without all the hulla- 
jjeclared in ecstasy that he x^ould lift baloo one finds having arisen in sme 

His eyes up to the hills for help divine, states. iJrivinp around school districts 

i gaze upon the oak trees anc the sky, visible. Tae --est Virginian feels this 

-ind know that hope and beauty never die. ^o be a huoltny siirn. 

ihc ' Vir^rinian takes his politics 
A lonely pine u-.on a far-off iX^ak... ^^^^^ serious! v, is humble, has a depth 

L rhododendron by a singing crook, of iq^^^ .^^^ -,y4_(je foj. ^is state, 

'ihe s^iringtime tune of lonely '.-/hippoonjills, ,^ y^^ -^a's lost inhabitants due to 
Cool, q'.det coves and little dashing rills, thinldng ^^Tnc grass is greener on the 

*.„,„ X „„ other side" bat those iolks are young ard 

The twilight hum of gentle mountain brseze. 
All give ne songs to sing - suOh things as 

r.'ave helped me too..?nd caused ray heart to 

■ sinf? " " ^ 
And lifted up my soul on happy tjing. 

^e glad, oh Mountain poets, God has willed 
That -'■ou may spend your days where He has 

s , )illed 
Rough Mountain beauty in a nighty heap 
•hich makes the spirits dance, the sulscs 
MO(-i leap. 

i^CUOiS Oi' j'i:,ST Vmn^ilk, Urs, Doris C. Jliller; ^^ state, ::±Ui ne>j schools, roads and 

Mitor, 2U5 Sixth Ave. imntington, .)-Va. ..^.^^^^ .^ ^^^^^ ^^.^.^^^ ^^^ exoloitation. 

.2.Q0 ...r yf,ar. ..xth permxssion. :^ ^^^ ^^^-^ ^ ^^^^^ of uride in his o:« 

^va ri. Hartley ^ j,^^^.^^ .^^ ..j^lj^ 

restless, .'fcnyhave returned, adroit tins";; 
"There's no 'place ' like homel" Dae to the 
above, '.-. Vr, has heQn given a shot in Hie 
arm Jit h a boom 'of building and state 
betterment, liice tJlde streets are corairg 
to viet'j, stores getting t^^eir "faces lift- 
ed", ihe -J, ^/ir^inian is never in a huiTy, 
and at times appears Isji, but TdVian the 
tijso cones for. act ion, he'll oe there, 

ily final analysis of him is that he is 
a strong part of the backbone of the na- 
tion, surging aliead tilth tae bettennent 

KITi^ /v'ftJiiJR PRiibS /uibCCiAflCN PJ3LlC.;.ilO?l 

uva H,, aartley 

120 ^lashington Avenue 

Viheeling, aust \/irr-:inia 

T l« T..i:,ATi-iiiIIly LjoUE 

OGToam - 1955 

irs, Juanita ri. ilolte 
2609 3ess Avenue 
.<ar^vpod, uheeling, -J. V, 

u^OiiT LAURE4TE Oi'' IJEST MUraillk . 


Roy Lee Harmon is Poet Laureate of --est ilaving lived most of my life in Ohio airi 
Virginia. He has written thousands of .not even visited Vj. Va. until about nirE 

poems about vi. Vj,,, its .jeople and the phi- years ago, ray thoughts of the >eople of 
losopiy of the ibuntsineer, Sorie of his the state I must confess "xf ere rather un- 

boQics have been published -"<\round the 
.tountain" and "ii--) the Creek", etc. He was 
a nensnaner coluranist for 30 years - then 
became interested in extensive radio work. 

]d.nd, ■''-adio programs featured folks fron 
here in a most ridiculous manner, sana 
shoes, sans literary ability, saas every- 
thing, bare, Vi. Va. has its illiterate^ 

ne lives in iecftley. Albums of his poetry its slums, etc. livery state has to admit 
and ohilosophy are sent irora cofst to coast.the sane, but its higher element of learn - 
'■:e SU-) 5lies reconiings for stations throu.fa-ihg and refinement overx-sholmed, raaking 
out the U. 3, He has com^iosud maay sonfjs. i« sit uj and take notice. 
Ho has taken his oim friends and neighbors I've xourxi the '.lest Virj-^inlan to be a 

?nd raa'.e them immortal in his compositions, kind and s^/mpathetic person. He has his 

r. carmen is President of Vhe 'iest likes and dislikes the same as any one 

Virginia Poetry Society. In his ^oern Hiii else, i'or instance, the problem of odj- 
30;-^, he saj^t ' ' . ^J^ilVM^ it is being looked Ui)on I'Jith 

mild favor, viilling to cooperate and tak* 
The ancient psalmist, knowing God's oim r,iIHag it in stride, without all the hulla- 
ueclared in ecstasy that he x-iould lift -QaXoo one finds having arisen in satte 

His eyes up to the hills for help divine, states. iJrivinp around school districts 
md so I like the psalmist's creed for Tnine . .^.^^^g^tly, I find the children mix ^Jell, 
I look unto the hills i^aen thinp^s go wrong, .^^j^ to and from school to£ethor, day 
And hear God's mus lc in a robin's son^, together nell, no hint of color jroblem 

i gaze upon the oak tress am. the sky, visible. Tae .est Virginian feels Uiis 

n.iid know that hope and beauty never die. ^o be a lie- 1th. r si^-n 

The 'Jest Virginian takes his politics 
quite seriously, is humble, has a dopth 
of love' and ^-jride for his state. 
'ihe springtime tune of lonely v-Jhippoorxdlls, .^ y^^ ,.,ag ^^^^ inhabitants due to 
Cool, quiet coves and little dashing rills, thinl<inf- "Ihe .^ass is j^eener on the 
The t:-?ilight hum of gentle mountain braeze, Q^her side" but those lolks are young arri 
All give T'e sonss to sing - such things as restless.. :Iony have returned, admitting 

K lonely pine unon a far-off peok... 
A r.'iododendron by a singing creek. 

Have helped me too..?nd caused ray heart to 

And lifted up my soul on happy >iing. 

ie f^lad, oh Hountain poets, God has thrilled 
That ''■ou may spend your days where He has 

Rough Mountain beauty in a nighty heap 
-hich makes the spirits dance, the :3u1sgs 
x^Ol-1 . l3ap. ■ 

"There's no place like horael" J^ue to the 
above, '-j. V--'. has boon g-iven a .shot in tti..e 
arm :;i'ch e boom of ouilding and state 
betterment. Jice 'ride streets are coralrg 
to vieiJ, stores ^ettin,? thc-'-r "faces lift- 
ed", 'lie J, uir Inian is never in a hurry, 
and at tirnes a ^ -ears I?':, out :-j\on the ■ 
tiiuO cones for action, nc'll 36 there., 

liy finrl ..inalysis of hin is taat he is 
a strong part of the backbone of the na- 
tion, surging ahead with the betterment- • 

i.CriO^o Ox^ u.,br VEtG,..Jlik, iirs. Doris C. dller, ^^ ^.^^^^^ .,^^^ ^^,,, sc lools, roads and ^ 
'^xtor, 21i5 Sixth Avo.,tamtin<?ton, ^l.Va. ^,^,^^^ -^ ^^^^3 3,.^.^^^ ^^^ ex..loitatlon. 
...2.00 ,or year. uxth nermxssxon. ^.^ ^^^ ^^^^ 3 ^^^^^ ^^ ,^^^^^ l^ ^,^3 ^^^ 

bva li. Hartley 

'.iiST VlJiuII^IA. 

Juanita 4, 'fJolte 




Iva R. Hartley 

120 Washington Avenue 

Wheeling, ^Qst Virginia 

WHSiHIMG, ¥. ?A. 

KOVEIfflER - 1955 

Mrs. Juanita H. Nolt« 
2609 Hess Avenue 
VJarwood, Wheeling, W, Va, 

The Wheeling Poetry Society held its 
October Meeting at the Mindsor Hotel. 

Members answered Roll Call with choice 
quatrains, original or qirot^s. We are 
Attempting to use a different color in 
each month's poem. This month the color 
was red and soveral titles wore suggested, 


This month's interesting personality of 
UAPA is G. imm) Llim of Waukegan, Hi. 
All of us are familiar with his friendly 
messages in the form of quatrains. 

He was born in Sweden, March 2U, 1879 
or we may choose our own. Wo have a rulingand came to Chicago in May of the follow- 
xt member takes no part in program, ho ing year. After completing his Slementajy 
pays a dime. An original poem is duo monttilyo Education he started working at the 

One reason for the color selection is J age of lU, When reaching 22, his life took 
At end of year, Estella types several pootisan upwai*d swing as to a varied career. He _ 
for each member and Ann illustrates one cf was a candidate for Aldenaan and President 
oacb racmbor's colloction in color. The of a Chicago Culture Club, Too the urge 
poems are then bound in a book, Tju shoiiLd for writing had sprung into being. 
see our lovely volumes in various styles. During the depression, when folks' mo*» 
The Speaker was a wheel-chair Prof- rale hit a now low, Mf, Lind, definitely 
essor from West Liberty Collcgo, W» Va. not a defeatist, originated, edited and 
His title was AUDIBLE SIGHT AND VISIBLE published three weekly newspapers, namoljt. 
SOUHD which was an cxcollont presentation LIND PRESS, LEIDEN NHfIS, and the 38th WARD 
of tiio book, Anne Sullivan Macy by Helen NEHS, 
Keller. Mr, Lind's talents vary. He has been 

a coiTBnerclal portrait artist, machine oper- 
ator, salesman, sales manager, foreman aid 

some thing to say, and gave us hor message *^°^ ^^^'^^^^ ^^^ °«« "^^^ ^^^^f ^^S^f: 
in ni«a-r- nnr„.-!.c« i,^n«,L«- Tv,o-r« u.r-n ^°^ ^evon yoaTs, he was connected with tho 

Veteran's Hospital at Downey, Illinois. 

Although his life has been filled with 

varied activities, his love of writing has 

been closest to him. 

His friendly little messqgos in the form 

of rhyme have a nice way of urging write® 

to "keep writing", thus erasing discourage- 


Julia 0, Lcngle's FANTASm was a most 
interesting paper this month. She had 
some thing to say, and gave us hor mess 
in clear, concise language. There were 
errors - but I happen to know Julia is 
learning to mimeograph her own papers. 

And now, my guests! 


I miss my companion. Big Ben was his name. 
He comforted me when alone in the house. 
"% friend, go to sleep, go to sleopl" he 

would say. 
His rhythmical tick-tock would soon hold 

its sway, 
%■ Tolochron buzzes, or squeaks like a mouso- 
Electrical minutes are just not the same. 
— Eiloen G. Fields 

Betty M. Tousch 


It takes icloas, ;,5a^^or and ink 
To alert the people and make them 

To collect ideas for meditation 
Is the greatest hobby in the nation. 

His latest venture is contactii^ poets 
to send. their material to SUN SPOTS a co3« 
With speed, with grace, black arrows fly, "^ ^\^^^ l^^UKEGAN NBrlS SUN, G, G, Craw- 
Rocking, roaring, and soaring high. ^^^^' Editor, Marriage seemingly has e- 
"^ithout a feather, without a wing, l^^®'^ °^ ^* ^i^^» ^^ -^H probability duo 
Not like birds, do jet pianos sing. *° ^^ ^^^^ 1^°' ^® hasn't had tho time 

to other than tip his hat to Danny Cupid. 
We salute • Mr. Idnd, and UAPA is much tho 
— Eva R. Hartley better for having you in its midst, 

—Juanita H. Nolte 




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Number 1. WASHINGTON, D. C. September 1956 

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Nation's Capitol Plays Host to 
American Amateur Journalists 

CONVENTIONS COME AND GO, and so they have for many 
years now. Despite avid devotion to the hobby of ama- 
teur journalism, the stir of enthusiasm at convention time 
always found us either unprepared or unable to attend for one 
reason or another. Our membership in the AAPA goes back to 
the autumn of 1938, and was continuous except for about a year 
and a half, 1942-43. 

The Washington convention during the Labor Day weekend 
was a first and convinced us that we have been missing out on 
much of the fun and genuine enjoyment of ajay. It is decidedly 
the most outstanding event of the whole year and I realize now 
why so many amateurs look forward to it so eagerly and prepare 
to attend months in advance. 

We arrived Saturday afternoon amid the city already well 
populated with visitors for the holiday and an even greater mass 
of activity seemed centered around the Ambassador Hotel, both 
in and out. Strangely enough, our visit to the convention floor 
was met with complete silence, and a glimpse of the banquet room 

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"MM) ilARCH mRE'S - 

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05' AMCIEwT LOIffi), 

WHO WAS T|ffi.B 

CROSBY CROONIMGS , ' COMIffiNTS ■ ' • ' ' ' HARCH, 19$6 


LlstenJ the Antidiluvlan speaks to the . 
folks with itohin' feetj 

"This nor,west corner of the U^S, has 
spent a million years anticipatin' your 
visit, -an we're loaded with trout-bulgin' 
streams, PaixL Bunyan forests, Mountaina 
that make molehills look like molehills j 
includin' Oregon Caves, House of Mystery, ■ 
Crater Lake,-. . . .Mai-e it SOON!" » . ; . 

And Listen, too, -to tluat Crosby Woman, 
as she tells of being "put on leesh"-, 
after many years of travels- in musical 
work, all over the U,S, and in Canada.j 
then, these later years, in California, 
seeing its wonders, and those in adjoin- 
ing stktes, includin' Oregon J With .a, . 
Sister-in-law pushin' on the lines, and 
all of us 3 siiarin' the expenses}. But 
Calif., has put on a Careful. attitude., and 
hard-boiled, too -to make the Hwys, safer, 
3o the Testers clamp down on an elderly 
man who has driven UO yrs,, never, nad an 
accident, and never a "drirk" while driv- 
ing or -at any other timei he is 'handed a 
"restricted license", -May drive from 1 to 
It mi, in all directions from his home,, in 
this 'section of Pasadena, -but not dcvm 
town nor out of bcml 

Yes, we are "OM LEASH»i 

.<.." before I Open ily Mouth to Speak, 

Is it the TROTH ? 
Is it imCEBSAM ? 
Will it be Harmful to Anyone? 

Would it be better UNSAID?" 

(observed by Geo.W, dinger) 


"A WORD fitly spoken, is like apples 
of gold, in pictures of silver." 


we have been "itchin"' for.; many months, 
to present this Picture I A thr<?w-back to 
many centuries ago. So STRIKlKG,.wethot, 
lird suggestive in several v.-ays, so did 
our best to hitch it up to this . '•wild 
mdnth of ilarch", and to the Travel idea, 
and' maybe to others, 

■ Nowj just to specialize on the artistic, 
end of it. If you think I drew it, you're 
wrong I I didn't} I do have , considerable 
'native artistic instinct, (tho not developed 
aoo$, JDr scarcely S0)», I guess). But I 
use all I can muster up, then resort tp 
tracing I (Found this picture in an Ad. in 
a- magazine,' thought I just must use it 
sometime i then sent it to my MiMeographar ■ 
for' hira to trace on HIS nimeoscope just 
as I did many things' when I was doing my 
own mim", '¥;ork. 

You can all hunt up picts in mags . , 
newspapers, etc., that you think should 
be significant for some of your thots 
and kaep them in a file* Yo,u can trace 
them on your copy, if you or your raimeo- 
grapher prefers, before you send it, (Hope 

this will help a little ) 


Hold everything I Hei'e's a New Ideal 
Hake Piooml Flake Room I 

Let's have a '^Devotional Spot" in 
this "Crosby Croonings"l Each Month, 
Start the "'lonth Right I then. 
Start the Day Hightl - 
With an UR^IARD LOOK, 
And a Glance at the BOOK I 

Set me on my feet. Start me on Jt^ way 
With a Song that sliall last through 
out the Dayl 

"Early in the Morning 
ily song shall rise to Thee I " 



1125«-Mrs Ada Mae Hoffrek, 8? West Newellj Ave,, Rutherford, N.j.(Barr) 
1126 Mrs. Martha M# Clark, 1931 St.. Clair St., gamUton,|«Ofolo-.~4^aas) 
1127-Velma Sanders, 223 North Church St., Brookhaven, Mils .( Sanf ord^ 
1128-Fioyd L. Heggie, Leslie, Arkansas (Ellis) ' ^ - vf^f -/ •-• 'S 


„5'^3"A. 0. McLaughlin, P Box 1098, Atascadero, California 

Thelma Alllnder, William B. Charles, Morris Abner Barr, Ret-. John F. 

Moebius, Marlon Atwell, Kay Mann, Beecher Ogden, Belle dinger, Paul 

E. Prose, Jr., Frances Lawton, Roaetta H. Bouvier, G-ladys Hembree, 

and Estelle St. John. 

328-Mra Marlon Atwell, 15OI West Heather Lane, Milwaukee I7, Wis. 
347"Rev. John F. Moeblus, 57-^ North Williams St., Henderson, N. C. 
1046-Nellie Crawford, 4l27a Donovan Place, St. Louis 10, Mo. 

291-Mr3 Chariot B. First, I306 East l4th St., Cleveland 14, Ohio 
1121"Mrs Winifred M. Nuzuni, Route 1, Middletown Road, North Lima, Ohio 

Resigned: Lois McFall and Louis Tiemann of St. Louis. 
Rev. John P. Moebius resigned his pastorate and now lives in Hender«* 
son. ?ye are vury sorry to learn that his eyesight is faling him and ^ 
has to rest them frequently. Hope he will recover. 
The Sunday Milwaukoo Journal of April 29th had a full pase of photo- 
graphs in color of Helta Friend, Also a lengthy biographical sketch 
covering her very busy lifo. 

Irraa Re it ci, .the two Margarote and I attended the Spring Conference 
of the Wisconsin Regional Writers association on Sunday, April 29th 
at Hartland, Wisconsin. More than a hundred members listened to a 
long list of speakers including Edward Harris Heth and Noita Friend. 
Dorothy Scharder came up from Evansvllle to attend the all-day Con- 

I have always taken pride in being able to print credentials of our 
newer members. Many times those have appeared in the same Bundle as 
their names were listed as new members that same month. However, I 
believe all records for prompt publication were broken this month. • 
On May 7th at 11 A.M. I received the application from Floyd C. Heggie 
and Within the hour his credential was on the stencil of Goorcine 
Chamberlain's paper y;hich was mimeographed that same aftornoonl In 
the same paper appears the poem by Martha Clark who joined but two 
weeks ago. And Lul?. Cameron whose poem appears in This month's WHO 
joined Just one month ago. Can any amateur press aaeociation show 
such speed? 

The following have boon nominated for office: 

FOR PRESIDENT: Lawronco L. Doucette, Wm. Wallace Ellis, J. B. Ferguson 
Mary R. Nelson, Marvin Sanford, Emanuel C. Schaffcr, Irma Schmidt and 
Helen C. Smith; FOR FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT? Emanuel C. Schaffor, Maud 
Curtis, J. B. Ferguson, Alice Julian and Ann Wiestlingi FOR SECOND 
VICE-PRESIDENT ; Maud Curtis, Prank Albright, Hazel Bassett, Betty 
pyckman, Nona D. Spath, Esther E. Spearrln, K. R. Thomson and Martha 
L. Williams; FOR OFFICIAL EDITOR: Wm. Wallace Ell is, j. B. Ferguson, 
Alice Julian, Marvin Sanford and Anthony Zoubek. FOR I957 COWENTION 
CITY: Los Angeles, Milwaukee, San Francisco and St. Louis. 
The nominees will be notified and only the ones who accept will ap>^ 
p<iar OTi the official ballot -.vhj ch will be mailed next month. JiFD 

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Number Flfty-Elt^ht 
January 1956 
G-race Moss Weitcan, Publisher 
994- Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New York 

THE CtIFT of memory 

Memory is the r:ltt divine 

ij,lnt0 pictures on this heart ' 0f.-mln8. 

Glimpses of our friendly times 

And festoons many a lovely clime. 

Our friends of old, we love so dear 

And places that we wish were near. 

Back in the mind to olden dells 

fvith faces of our fr.itjnds that tells ;- 

Of those old byn;one days , 

Yfhen ]. ife was youHti' and full of praise, 

Each dear old memiory rightly clings 

Viihen AC-E her chimes so gayly rings. 

Thankful for all ffiemory lanes 

That bring to us those cheerful chains 

Again repeat that memory sweet 

Fills all old a^e with joys replete. 


Ella Bartlett Dixon 
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Ella Bartlett Dixon, 3518 
cons in. Born May 30, 187 
Margaret (58), Hal (§4) a 
bruchures published and a 
writtf;n for Arch I'sfard in 
V*ake of the News before A 
St, Petersburg and Shorew 
For about two years Prest 
dJG. Eddie Guest wrote 
around the world in '37, 
Y>rot."^ my trip in PROSE i:^:* 
turea, put the lecture on 
in Florida, Belong to th 
?»isconsin Fellowship of P 

North Frederick Avenue, Milwaukee 11, Ivis- 
4 in Chicago, Illinois. A widow. Children: 
nd V^alter (55). ^te.s had eight books and 

ninth one in press. •-he writes; "l have 
The Chicago Tribune and had poems in The 
rch took over. Have had poems in Madiss-n, 
ood newspapers "and in many poetry magazines, 
on Bradley^ as read many of mine over the ran*' 
the Forword forone of my books. Traveled 
then gave lectures with pictures for years. 

POETRY, took colored movies and still pic- 

records - have twelve of them.. Have lived 
9 National League of American Pen i,om.on and 

Ruth Virginia Haase, Montello, '".isconsin. Born September 26, 1920 
in Davenport, Iowa. Married. Mas a son Robert (xl) and a daughter 
Phyllis .(9). She writes: "l am/ff?curable book-worm and have al- 
ways liked to read good stories, articles ^nd poetry. I'm a very or- 
dinary housewife with the usual past and present with the future in 
God'n bands, of course. Enjoy cooking, gardening and cats. I have 
been v'riting bits of poetry since quite young but nevur wrote any-' 
■trhing quite good enough to send anywhere. Almost all oy my attempts, 
at wx-:tjn,;; have been on a. religious themie." 


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C^ra^e Moss lii/eitman^ Publisher 

994 Ooean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New Yoftr'^ '-^^^ ■■'' '-^ ^ 
Numb'^r Fifty-Nine 

February I956 



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Ruth Leg 
June 15, 

She writ 
terest I 
of Pack 
to write 
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With candle glow on a clean white cloth 

Around the a inner hour, 
iVith you aad I at a table for two 

Your beauty correa to flower. 

The velvet shadows of a flickering fire 

Blend with the candle flame 
To make this hour a bewitching time 

For love to play its ^arne . 

Crystal and silver reflect soft lights 

And your eyes are liquid pools 
I know they apeak with eloquence 

That Inve If., not taught at schools. 

You have tied my heart with a ribbon of love 

And what have you done for lace? 
You have circled me completely now" 

Flth a nice big round embrace. 

Betty M, lousch 
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^^olk ^l^/°f^^ 59th Street, East St. Louis, Illlnoie . Born 
1926 in East St. Louis. Divorced. Has a son Charles ( 10) . 




Special hobbies - making things out of nothin:;. This 

inherited from my mother 


main hobby is heipins others. 

interest^, , active in Cub scouting; am Secretary and^'reporter 
in which I aai registered. I have never been a writer nor tried 
. However, with some encouragement from Eddie Schaffer I am 
give it a try and put out a, paper. While a patient in a Tu~ 
IS sanatarlum I learned' to crochet. My prized masterpiece Is 
ted tapestry of the Lord's Supper. Valued at ,p3000.00 it con- 
most^^flve miles of thread. ; The completed tapustry is four 

•>, 1, ^' Xoa^J ^-'^*' ^-^^^ ^^' ^^'^'-^ Avenue, qt. Louis, Missouri. Born 
July 5, 1888 In Dry Fork, Kentucky. Married and has a daughter Ml) 
rfag a book of poetry published by Bruch Humphries, Inc. Hobbies:' 
Poetx-y and '•mVako it yourself" carpentry. 

}Bi.^'!^;3 :-:;;•; t;;;;K,:-L.-i:Oj^r'--::^ ..£., ;::v;:'.i >;•;: 'i:u 
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Grace Moas Weltman, Publisher «• ^ •"■ 'i g 2 1 
99^ Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New York .W 

Number Sixty 

March 1956 

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A man down our block has a wonderful salle, 
You can see it's from somewhere within; 
No matter how gloomy your day, for a while 
This fellow gets under your skin. 

You feel quite elated when meetinn this gent, 
Forgetting the curse of bad luck; 
You snap back to normal (ne^er niore to relent) 
Ihen he smilingly asks for a buck.. 

A man doxra our block has a wonderful smile, 
But brotherl You should see it goi 
Especially fast does it vanish the while 
You answer his plea with a "No I" 

Edward F. Doll 

Edward F. Doll, 264 East Fillmore Street, Elmhurst, Illinois. Born 
i]^^^J'*.'^ ^^ Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he lived until 1920 when 
the fanily moved to Chioaso. Married. Two children. Hao boon- sawmill- 
hand, farm hand, garageman, department store clerk, etc. For tho past 
fourteen years has been Expediter for Electro-Motive Division of Gen- 
eral Motors Corporation. Ho writes: "Discovered 'knack' of writing 
verse in I945 while working in shop. Amused friends in that depart- 
ment by posting light verse on department bulletin- board for three 
years before attempting 'Wake of the News' ( m Chicago Tribune). Be- 
«ooLfL!n'^ f ^""^"^ P. Mulgrew 'jambo of Old Dubuque', Profiting from 
association tremendously. Have benefit of tho friondship of Guy Walk- 
er. The Duke of Paducah', and have appeared in his 'Duke Mixture' 

^r??^r ^^"^"^'^ ^?°'' ^^^ 'Oliver J. Dragon' of Kukla, Fran and 01- 
lie fame was read by 'Mr. Dragon' on one of his programs. Memorial 

TllJZ\''^f^ i\^lrr f f-y ^^ '"^-^"^- ^"^ P^^'" published in 'A Line o' 
Type or Two .but 'Wake' is my favorite column. First poem in the 
published in 1948. Name 'skipper' signed to first poem was in 
of my father whom I called 'The Skipper'. All of my published 

•Wake ' 

verse is over that 
by that name than 

name, and 

ns a matter of fact, more 
_,- , '^'^y oth^r. At work, where I conducted 
Package by Skipper for four years, everyone from the 
partment to the janitor knows 'Skipper', but Edward F* 
oally unknown." 

people know me 
a column 'Parts 
head of the de- 
Doll is practi- 




&rac9 Moss YveltGrnn, Publisher / 

994 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New Yoz^k 

Number Sixty-one 

April 195^ 


Every climax has its ruuo^d approach. 
Persistent posdes are pests until they bloom. 
The fragrant roae has its f ln,3er~prlckinG stem. 
The mountain peak may top a stony trail*. 
Adverse as ventures may lead to marriage vows* 
After the rain, the sun shines, and'presto «~» 

The rainbow I 



lilbur C. Lane, 643 Poplar Street, Coshccton, Ohio. Born February 
8, 1883 in Plalnfleld, Ohio. Two sons: Georce (33) and Sanford (3O). 
Has had many poems and articles published in newspapers and poetry 
magazine beginning in 19O3. Had the followlrie in the Coshoctcb rri# 
bune for October 12, 19532 If the story of my life could be written 
in one word, that word would be "frustration'^'. I was born in the 
extreme southern part of Coshocton county, Ohio, in sir:ht of the 
hills of Guernsey and Muskingum counties, ffere the water seemed to 
flow uphill and the sun soemed never to set in the west. An early ,, 
ambition was to £-:row big anout'h and strong enou-th to v/hio the small-/ 
town bullies. I never beat the bullioa literally; i outlived thorn. 
To tell about my boyhood suamers would tako exactly 56 lines for 
which there Is no space here. I (graduated from hlch school at Palln- 
field at a time when its main purpose was to prepare teacho^ rs as 
the township required 14. It was unavoidable that I become a toachor 
at thG tender a-^e of 16, Later I graduated "come loudly" from the 
University of ao Buffs which m.ado a specialty of preparing mission- 
arias for Shangri-La . i havo acquired several degreesm such as 
Bacherlor of Apartments, Master of Understatement and Doctor of 
Horse. I am a born experimenter. Among other things, I havo ex- 
perimented with various verse forms, I once wrote a sonnet, Just to 
prove to myself that I could write one according to rule. For light 
subjects, I use jlnglo and rhym.e , For deep thought, I' prefer blank 
verse. I don?t like to work in a limited space, If you know what I 
mean. I like v-^rse writing as a representative art. My hair has 
grown thin and gray in quest of golden words and phraaos, which, wh^n 
found,- don't always lend themselves to practical use. I have 

Deoember 1956 


Grace Moss Weltman, Publisher 


994 Otean Avenue Brooklyn 26, New York 


The olouds had oombed their hair, and strewu the combings 
Down from their heights in looa^ijyarrity. 
They hesitated as they took their partings 
As thoughi/they loathed an independent way. 

Warm spread the sun, its bright arising drowning 
The hesitation of the past night's away. 
And clearing spaces signaled one another 
The victory of the new arrival, day. 

Luman Lesley Col ton 

Luman Wesley Golton, 3020 Garfield Drive, . Rookford, Illinois. Born 
February 5, 1893 on a farm near V»'aterman, Illinois. Married. Ghll~ 
dren; Luman John Golton (34). Denlson, Iowa, Bandmaster tenth yearj 
Marjorie Golton Hatchard (3E), Wilmington, Delaware (husband research 
chemist at DuPont); Richard Eugene Golton (30), Natchitoches, Louisi- 
ana SFC instructor ROTG State Teach ers College. Has been contribute 
ingto columns in Rockford newspapers, Chicago Tribune, and others for 
several years. Aerial observer in World War I. Has been in the 
grain, feed and lumber retail business since 1924. Noxt to poetry 
likes trees and birds. Has Just published "Selected Poems", a col- 
lection of one hundred and ten of his most recently written poems 
which he will send you upon receipt of one dollar, 

Mrs Dorothy Lawrence, 503 Belden street. Lake Charles, Louisiana. 
Born July 14, I915 in Galbraith, Louisiana.. Divorced. Has a son, 
Cpl Richard Louis Minton (21) USMC. In 1937 she was crippled with a 
broken ankle and she turned to writing as a hobby. She has contrib- 
^>t©d to Uni'versal Parmer, The Victory Anthology of Verse, Poetry Di-' 

fu^^';^ Alexaudrla Daily Town Talk, Amorican Poetrv (194?) 'and Poets "of 

Her song "Where is My Love" ?ms published by 

the Southern States. 

ff^^?^®* "®^ hobbles? Stamp collecting, poetry, needlework and photo- 
fexapny. ig fnci of dancing and mueJc -Awarded Honorary Membershlo in 
th« M:.gene Field Sbcluty (I945). ^ 



Eva R. Hartley ^/' Juanita H. Nolte 

120 Washington Avenue THE THIRTIETH ISSUE 2609 Hess Avenue 

Wheeling, West Virginia SEPTEIIBER-OGTOBER, 1956 Warwood, Wheeling, W. Va. 




Would you like to take an imaginary 
tour? We'll visit Marietta, Ohjo'B old- 
est city, founded in July, 1758 « 

Let's register at Hotel Lafayette which 
overlooks the "beautdful Ohio", have lun- 

Ann took me on a lovely 5-day trip to 
the Sky Line Drive, Front Royal, tG Buena 
Vista, W. Va, VJe drove on to The Natural 
Bridge, Va., and White Sulphur Springs in 

West Virginia, ^.^^^^^.^ — — , 

Nature, our capable architect, has carvadcheon, then start our tovir, Upace per- 
a beautiful bridge using a mountain strean mitting). 
and 36,000 tons of limestone, near Buena 
Vista, W. Va. yet farther south than Lex- 
ington, Virginia, on Route 11. The bridge 
is 215 feet high, 90 feet long varying in 

Lafayette Park contains a Marker shoi*- 
ing names of Marietta's first families of 
1788. The Ohio State Archaeological and 
Historical Soc'y. Museum located on the 
site of Campus Martius is most inte res line. 

The W, F, Snyder, one of the la^t f ■.;o3r:- 
powared stern wheelers to ply the Ohio 
Rivor was presented by the Crucible SteoL 
Company of America, September l6, 195;-- »• 

width from 50 to l50 feet. It is bl-uish 

gray, with shadings of dull red, ochre, 

soft yellow and cream. The bridge spans 

a creek, carries a highway and joins two 

mountains. We saw the initials "G. W." as _..., _^ , . 

they were outlined by George Washington on The steamer's features are identical to 

the bridge above Cedar Creek. l57 acres of those in the Mark Twain era. 

surrounding land were bought by Thomas Jef- Visiting Mound Cemetery, we'll find 

ferson from King George III of England in there are "more Revolutionary Soldiers 

177U for less than 15.00. The bridge is 

breath-taking. From the Hotel one can see 

chains of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the 

east and the Alleghenies on the west. 

The mountains wore delightful from any 
location at any time we saw them. % 
vocabulary is far too limited to tell you 
about them. 

White Sulphur Springs affords a fine 
location for relaxing. We took only one 
Sip of the sulphur water. 

We urge you to take the Sky Line Drive 
at your leisure - you won't regret it. 

The mountains are a havon 
From life's turmoil and fear, 
A million hopes start sprouting 
In hill -top atmosphere I 

To swaying vinos and bushes 
Cling bitterness and grief 
While crystal clouds are voicing 
Man's faith through each green leaf. 

The mountains are a havon 
Of beauty, wisdom, power. 
Their silence sways the Nation 
Aa man's thoughts upward tower. 

— Eva R. Hartley 

buried than in any other cemetery", "^en. 
Putnam & Com, Whipple among them. 

Marietta College was built in 1835 and 
is known as the finest Liberal Arts Col- 
lege of Ohio. 

An awe-inspiring sight is The RathboiB 
Elm Tree which is spectacular, being the 
largest elm in the U. S, The circumf eren: e 
is S^ ft., diameter l6 ft. and is 101 ft. 
high. Its branch spread is l60 ft. 

The site fef Fort Harmar too is some- 
thing to remember being "the reason for 
the settlement of Marietta as the early 
Pioneers looked upon this fort as a means 
of protoction." 

The first Masonic Lodge's permanent 
home started in Marietta June 28, 1790. We 
found it interesting to learn the seal of 
the Lodge was suggested by Benjamin Frank- 
lin and engraved by Paul Revere. 

Lack of space prohibits further remaiks 
with the exception of its fine Churches & 
Schools and the active Cultural and Civic 
life. Its dairying and truck gardens are 
widely known. Perhaps we may visit Mari- 
etta again in the near future in this man- 
ner, but until then "bye everybody, hope 
you enjoyed it." 

—Juanita H, Nolte 

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puhiiahed hy: 
¥om& jtmw Kirkendall, Th.D. 
B3i; Oekwr'vfi lire., Cslufflbus 6, Ohio 


Tnu ere the one to say so — let's haer 
from you. 

ur O'T-ri'-ints c.-^ntinuo axcsllent. I 
SDTrecicte hgRrinr fr'i"i you and will r.rc In 
urc-fl ttet y )U write about whet you are 
thi»kinp--eny subject, only Itiitatlon— 
--"'i f'Sta. Wiim-3r of Contest in Issus 
r-. 2— Ruth B. Sddy, ISS HcrtonYllle Rd., 
£•'■,"•• nsea, ■^'ass. Fer ^rl«e is on -wsy to her. 
And i-)ln« is her ontryt 

C'^urt-jsy miiy seem t-; •srrry frnn one 
j-enersti-n to enoth'-jr, but it cones ol-\wys 
fron ths heart, nitrs me a sincere, oon- 
sidjrato 'oerson, child or sdult. 

Chil'^hood is H fornttivs period. Love 
!-.nd rood sonse .rcnot "srents to rive 
^A''l63c^- '►^ooks t.j their children to resd, 
tc sjt I't^f-re thoia exan-ils s of rood he- 
havi-,r t- o ~-y, «nd to instruct then re- 
t'srdlrt,- tnins-s -without merit. If any 
'r^rro"is on radio and telavisinn are not 
oonducire t-< the ^-rowth of Kood ia8,nners in 
ohildrsti, PTcid thsra, sa yoa woxild 67oid 
oois^nous food for thsir bodies, snd soloot 
thj ;"Td, 

Do vja outw.rdly pr^y for ooeoe on 
eerth ""nd invjsrdly ourse our noiphbors? 
On th3 strsit do wi oolltsly aregt a 
fell'VOTsn, rnd !jfterv,'6rds when the 
'ooortunity or-asonts itself, do we stotl 
fr-". himt 

Y'3S, v;e steal tha rirht of lisay nn the 
hlrhwsy that oourtssy would donsHd vae 
yield to hin; wo steal his cor.fort 6nd 
distijr> his 0)5806 by baint' so nnisy thfit 
he oennot sleaoi we steal the food ro- 
oearance of his oro^erty by dunoint' our 
rubbish over the boundary Jine onto his 
sii<5, thus la&vln? our orer.ises cloan, <md 
ve '^wr'ait otxr erdnsls rnd ohildren to 

tresosss rnri to d'^ datnspo theroon 

t- "lontion rs few -ways thet oould be c or- 
rsoted eh-^uld you end i r^refer to do thc.t 
oobrteous act today -ond t'-norr'w, 

Lifo is not so short but that there 

is oliHoys tins for oourtosy. 

E'-ers r. Snourh tine when there is 
enoueh inolinetion, 

_^__^ ■ Huth p. Rrid y 

The lijndiis aiw&ys brine to r'.'i' Huoh setls- 
faotion ond 1 read than over ond over. 
Soecielly do thsy afford me a diyersion as 
£ i" a shut-in with a bad oordiac condition. 
About all I 06R do is riod e littlo when 
cblo >-. nri try to writs a lino. However, 
lifos rreotost blossine is just livinr end 
I ne' jr i-.-so si?ht of the beautiful thin,"s, 

Ggor?:8 Jay Cravif-rr * 

!'•" bKiSiin,- of the fiord lonos-^'*". i h f r 
it usso s -. oft'jn ond slwoys v^ondor 7(1 a + it 
is life tc "'-o lon-asonoS r reslly '- n-t 
knoif*— that is fron exoeridnce. 
Lo retfi Sttman 

tt'-R-^-^SY , like e talT'oan-^.la, ci ri ^ 

llrht id many times, and for noy Uf<'''r nt 
rens na. Bright and warn, shinxni* u- n all 
oc-aeii-ns — fosti-^e, sorr^^-vina-, -nonentous, 
trivial — oourtasios are nice p-asters and 
kiri 'Ots, oirer and above tho (jail of 

'tetitiini- into the dark room 
Of someone's soecisl need. 


See, you lirht a candle -when 
You do a courteous deed'. 

i"rs. itlioa Jiilian 

6ontes't for this issues We have every 
reason to belloi?e that paace can oowa 
only throufh tha "oosnmon people" aid not 
throuph politics. Do you hare a pet 
idea that you thirxk oould help brlno; 
oeace? Lot's hoar it. Sand rl--ht away, 
as the contest closes by time I ret the 
next issue ready, and who Isnoviis -wten 
that will bat Spnd your letter to the 
address tiJ^ove. Prlie of somathinr 
valued at la est S2.00 and your s>ntry 
printed in. noxt issu 3 « 
i ars not so oura th^ t I 6~r»3 iu'lth your 
statemcmt in CPr'SS that aj journals 
should be desio-aed t". '"dsase readers. 
That is the job of the -ir 'frissionsl. 
For nany sjayors the first and forenost 
rule is to '• thons-lves! if the 
results also olsase some nf the 
recioionts then bo nuoh the batter. But 
in aj, to rx), tha wsans is the ond in 
itself, llavi there ie a s"^od healthy 
difference of ooinioni 
■j'fes i','ise 
Tf'E ART OF li(RITirn--"The art of art, 
the ;--lory of expression and the sunshine 
of the lirht of lettors is sir.rlioity, 
Fothlnc is better than sinolioity. ., 
nothias can make uo for excess or for 
the lack of def lnitsness..,rf you have 
looked on hi»n •steo has aohlaved it you 
have Ijokad on one of the masters of the 
artists of all nations ond times."— 
Fron the orefaoe to "Leaves of C-rsss" by 

'<itf' It ''■■'hitnan . 

1 S«Y SO (iind every "editor"' has the 

efo enough to believe that when they say 
editor ia lly is inporta nt) . . . 

Ae 8 teonftper I rot intsreatod in 
the usual "nenpel" activities '«ith folks 
in other countries, and ran the usual 
ranut of hot-and-cold oen friends, those 
who beor-sd, lied, sad beosrie disinterest- 
ed, end those ■vtio were sincere, faithful 
and true friends. Wmn tha war oaFe, in- 
stead of losinr rennals, ttet beos-ne s 
Tsay to serve (some of the raon in the 
service, but also those who lived in ^•iar 
areas). And ncm tht' "leaoe— the oen is 
nirhtior than the sword and unless you've 
ever nade a reel fri^ni by -nail, you 
can't undorstfr.d h-^" close y-u can ?et 
to srmfii. Hly only throufih a .vrltten ^er.e. 
X f-el -ftiat writin- k tters t~ other 
c" untries to folks of srnilar iat-Ti^sts, 
jto. is one of the r v.vrful ■ways "f 
or ' tmi' world oeoca, 

i-nd T b'-llove that s ~/ stror^'iy that 
I 'n Tffjrin- here 'nd :i''* to helo you >-et 
b ked uo with folks frvn ^thar lands — 
just dr ,0 tha "Siilt-^r" a n -^e about j ^ur- 
self, £ fe, Intrrsstes, and wgiH 
see that you so'-n hax'c a •i-.v. -'onfriond 
in the o^untry 'jou '-^osln--. 



Number 7 December^ 

Special Issue for the Unite Js — both of 'em 



3yCNE PHASE of Amateur Journalism which seems less import- 
ant to most members of the Uniteds ( both factions) is that of 
colleifting the journals published by other members. Perhaps they 
save their bundles, but our experience has been that when we 
discuss past publications we get yawned at! 

When 1 entered Amateur Journalism twenty years ago I did 
not think of making a coUedrion, though I preserved my bundles 
and whenever older members sent, me their publications I saved 
them, too. The journals have always seemed precious to me. 
Even when I only mimeographed my papers, I was aware of the 
thought, work, and expense that goes into the producftion of all 
publications. Some coUedlors discard mimeographed papers and 
save only the de luxe journals and official organs. 

It was not my own idea to establish a Library of Amateur 
Journalism. That was the dream of my fiance, Burton Jay Smith, 
and when he was killed in England in the crash of his B-36, I 



\ V 

994 Ocean Aver., Brooklyn 26, N. Y. 
Number Eighty-nine January 1958 



Today, I stepped outside the door, into a gleaming fairy land. 


Upon the grass, the hoar-frost lays, a carpet, glistening white. 

In the first, pale sun-rays, each roof-top sparkled, bright. 

The lithe, young willow saplings, were curving ostrich plumes. 

One a3-mDst fancied butter-flies, hovering o'er the white frost bltomai 

I nevar sav/ such beauty as each new place met my eye. 

And e/ery way I looked was etched against the sky. 

No canvas done by mortal hand, though famed, the artist be, 

Can reach the heights of beauty. Nature does so easily. 

There had been no fuss, no fan-fare, as the wonderous scene was wrought- 

In my mind there came a question, somewhere. I, an answer sought. 

I sa-v this %ilent, ghostly beauty, and my soul was stilled in me, 

For, in all this great, white silence, surelv, would an answer be I 

There, in the morning, quiet, as I stood in the frosted sod, 

Sudealy, came the an3w©r*-*J'Be still, and know that I am God" J 

Myrtle McGamlc 
* « # « * 

Ida Aheaara^ 541 n. W. 24th Avenue, Miami 35, Florida. Born November 
1, 1920 in New York City. Married. Has a daughter, Lynn Sandrn >(3.7), 

was bad a few poems in Miami newspapers. 3he writes: "Friends, who 
entertained at the Mt. Royal Manor on Miami Beach, played and sang a 
song X had composed. I received a greet deal of praise from the 
aualeuce. I enjoy oomp^r^ing songs as well as poems. Fowoyor, I 
have pulio of both arms and legs and cannot get around to find some- 
one who can writu the notes for the melodies I have in mind." 

Sadao Hamada, 59-2 Ghome, Naka-cho, ^awaguchi City, Saitaraa Prefect- 
ture. Japan. Born April 20, 1939 at above address. Single. His 
hobhl«&, are. reading, crllecting butterflies, and sports. 





Grace M. feitman, PuMJ^acr 
.'994 Ocean Avean.fc 
Brooklyn 26, Nsv? York 


Ninety^ even 


' K^-S^t 


fhat a lovely birthday greeting writton 
On the card— atove two*..n^t juat one kitten 
Poaed with flov/ers in a yellow basket; 
My choico now^-instead of on my ca^gket. 
Milwaukee members always do things right 
And know just how to make a birthday bright. 
There ia nothing I love more than dishes 
And cards from friends with gay birthday wishes. 

Annie E. Scurlock 

H -Vr -ii li ^ 

Plngle Sudhir Reddy, T K E House, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, 
Illinois. Born ' ' ; January 15, 1958 in Hyderabad, India. Sin- 
gle. He writes: "1 am interested in kno.ving and meeting American 
people. By it I will learn about their life in general and about 
tlieirpollticlal and social attitudes in particular. This would not 
only enable me to understand and appreciate their point of view but 
perhaps in turn I may also explain the problems confronting India 
and the difficulties we are facing. If we could at least succeed 
in taking a more understandable view of each other's problems and 
be a bit more sympathetic in our criticism of each other* I feel we 
will have come closer and though a gulf of ignorance and fear which 
still separates us. I have been admitted at Lake Forest College as 
a second aamester sophomore. I intend to major in Business Admin- 
istrationr .md'^thjh to take a master degree in Journalism. I have 
found the American people to be very friendly and am impressed by 
the seriousness with V7hich the American students work and study. 
Except, of, course, on week ends when they really 'live it up'. I 
had always thought of Americans as being too fond of luxuries and 
comforts to really got down to hard work. But after coming here, 
I have realized that the American's capacity to work hard Is greater 
and more sincere than most (East) Indians. This fact has greatly 
contributed in making America what it is today and is a lesson for 
moat of the Eastern countries of what could be accomplished through 
faith and belief in man and democracy." 

* -fe * * * 

"fhat will I wear wit:; my Christmas tie, AUnt Mary's gift?" said Ije' 
Her answer was, "A great, long beard, if you are asking me," 

Grace E. Skinner 

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&race M. feltman, FuMJ^hcr 
,'99^ Ocean Averi'", 
BroolcXyn 2'"^, F"3w I'-t-k 


Nine ty -Seven " DECEIffER 

1956 , ^C 



yfhat a lovely "birthday greeting written 
On the card — above two«..n'"t Just one kitten 
Po3ed with flowers in a yellow bsisket; 
My GholCG now-— Instead of on my casket. 
Milwaukee members always do things right 
, And know just how to make a birthday bright. 
There la nothing I love more than dishes 
And cards from friends with gay birthday wishes. 

Annie E. Scurlock 
n it -ii ■>* -a 

Plngle Sudhlr Reddy, T K E House, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, 
Illinois. Born '■ ■ / Jr.nuary 15, 1938 in Hyderabad, India. Sin- 

gle. He writes: "I am interested in kno.ying and meeting American 
people. By it I will learn about their life In general and about 
theirpolitlGlal and social attitudes In particular. This would not 
only enable me to understand and appreciate their point of view but 
perhaps in turn I may also explain the problems confronting India 
and the difficulties we are facing. If we could at least succeed 
in taking a more understandable view of each other's problems and 
be a bit more sympathetic in our criticism of each other, I feel ws 
will have come closer and though a gulf of Ignorance and fear which 
still separates us. I have been admitted at Lake Forest College aa 
a second semester sophomore. I intend to major in Business Admin*-' 
istratlon.- andtthJh to take a master degree in Journalism. I have 
found the American people to be very friendly and am impressed by 
the seriousness with which the American students work and study. 
Except, of course^ on week ends when they re?.lly 'live it up'. I 
had alwaiysi thought of Americana as teeing too fond of luxuries and 
comforts to really got down to hard work. But after coming, here, 
I have realized that the American's capacity to work hard is greater 
and more sincere than most (East) Indians. This fact 1ms greatly 
contributed in making America what it is today and is a lesson for 
most of the Eastorn countries of what could be accomplished through 
faith and belief in man and democracy." 

'W * » * * 



fhat will I wear wit:, my Chris tm^is tie, Aunt 
Her answer was, "A great, long beard, if you 

Grace E. Skinner 

-ary's gift?" said Jje- 
are asking me , " 


"" "^"^^ SEEDUHG 




Februabt, 1959 



J-ULY'S issue of THE FOSSIL, the official organ of the Alumni 
of Amateur JoutTnaJism, featured an article of mine titled "De- 
lirious Decade" which related the events of ten years in the life 
of the Springfield ( Ohio ) Club. It occurred to me, as I read the 
monthly mailings, that Milwaukee is also a city where you have 
found in amateur journalism both friendships and opportunities 
for creative enjoyment. 

A friend who entered ajay four years ago has proclaimed 
that had he known of ajay in 1912 his life would have been 
entirely different. I think Eddie Daas would join me in saying, 
"Had I never heard of amateur journalism, how empty my life 
would have been!" There are few who have done as much to 
promote the hobby, or initiated as many into it ; and as another 
who feels it isn't a hobby but A Way of Life 
I salute you, Eddie Daas! 






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# ^ H # Grace M. ifeitman 

§ § ■.•••■' ••■ ■ • ■ I Cop¥^.^ „1959 I 

################## 994 aoean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New Y^7k " " 

5 -FEB 2 

Number Ninety "Eight January 1959 


Some day beyond this present I shall be 
. Returned to dust from whence my body came - ' . ". • 

And in this life there will be naught of me .:" ' , ' 

Save memories at mention of my name . ,; V;!' ' 

And if these memories burn like, a flame 
when some dream stirs your heart or should you see ■ -' '. • 

■ A face resembling mine, give love the blame .■-'■.;.•? 
If sadness takes you, will not let you free. ' V - ' •• 

..■ ; I will laugh softly in that fateful hour, : ' ik/' '■"'■•■;• ^; 

A little laugh borne on the passing breeze - '-' /; "f ^£\-: 

^ Or murmur gaily in some springtime shower ' ■" ■"" l?™ ' 

■ or whisper with the falling of the leaves - '' \ ■ 
.That is how you will hear my phantom voice, 

■;,:■. '-And hearing, will you sigh - will you rejoice? 
" •"♦ ■' Anne C. Korpics 

Anne C. Korpics, 3845 Ifeshingt on Boulevard, Chicago 24, IlllnolsV 
Born February 26, I9O6 In Hungary. Divorced. Has a daughter Mildred 
Garcia (30). She writes: "Read a great deal, preferably stories with ■ 
a historical background,non-f lotion, and anything pertaining to 
travel and photography. I am interested in writing p{yetry - have ' '" 
•had nearly a thousand published in the Chicago Tribune, Salisbury 
(N.C.) Post, Merlden Journal, Blue Moon, and some defunct magazines. 
At present belong to the Merlden (Connecticut) Poetry Society. 
Take a lot of pictures and have several thousand slides .of travels " 
being partial to the Jest. Have been East to New England, New York 
■and;,yasiilngton - visited North Carolina - and the ./est Coast - and 
many of the ,'/es tern States . I collect letters from famous people, ■ • 
save old pennies, assemble my slides of travels on vacation and show 
them to friends, write poetry, do a little oil painting now and . ■ 
then. I have won several prizes" for recipes and honorable mention 
In a photography contest. Am interested in everything. Like 
writing to people and enjoy having them write to me. oh, yes, I. 
eollect recipes and have many, cook-books. I also experiment with 
recipes and have some topnotchers. I collect sea-shells as a side- 
line but as yet don't know what I'll do with them* I would like to 
hear from people with similar Interests," 


He was Just another customer in the corner candy shop, 
But when my little girl saw him she did a double stop. 
She eyed his whisk;Qrs curiously, then her cheek3(so much like roses) 
^ere dJjnEled by the smile she gave, when she said"LooklThere 's Moses." 

•■■ ■, . . El la. Mae Forrest 


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# ■ ^ H # Grace M. .feltman \^ "MAR 1 2 

I . ■ I I Copy 19 ^ 

################## 994 ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New York ' X 

Number Ninety^Elght January 1959 ' ' " 


Some day beyond this present I shall be ' * 

Returned to dust from whence my body came - .1 

And in this life there will be nau«^ht of me 1, ;■ - ■"' 

Save memories at mention of my name. .. ■•. ».;.' - 

. And if these memories burn like a flame ■■ ... 
when some dream stirs your heart or should you see •' '.■ 

A face resembling mine, give love the blame ''ir ■ 

• If sadness takes you, will not let you free. ■•■- 'V,:.- -^ 

,: I Will laugh softly in that fateful hour, . ■ r' ' 
A little laugh borne on the passing breeze " ■?,„ ',:--: 
Or murmur gaily in some springtime shower 
Or whisper with the falling of the leaves -■■ - 
That is how you will hear my phantom voice,. 
And hearing, will you sigh - will you rejoice? 

Anne C. Korpics 


Anne C. Korpics, 5845 fashlngton Boulevard, Chicago 24, Illinois. 
Born February 26, 1906 in Hungary. Divorced. Has a daughter Mildred 
Garcia (30). She writes: "Read a great deal, preferably stories with 
a historical background,non~f iction,and anything pertaining to 
travel and photography. I am interested in writing pSetry - have 
had nearly a thousand published in the Chicago Tribune, Salisbury 
(N.C.) Post, Meriden Journal, Blue Moon, and some defunct magazines. 
At- present belong to the Meriden (Connecticut) Poetry S ociety . 
Take a lot of pictures and have several thousand slides of travels - 
being partial to the Jest. Have been East to Now England, New York 
and .Vas^ington - visited North Carolina - and the ./est Coast - and 
many of the ,/estern States. I collect letters from famous people, 
save old pennies, assemble my slides of travels on vacation and show 
them, to friends, write poetry, do a little oil painting now and 
then. I have won several prizes for recipes and honorable mention 
in a. photography contest. Am interested in everything. Like 
writing to people and enjoy having them write to mo. Oh, yes, I 
collect recipes and have many cook-books. I also experiment with 
recipes and have some topnotchers. I collect soa-shells as a side- 
line hut as yet don't know what I'll do with them. I would like to 
hear from people with similar interests." 

AMI3H MAN ' . ■ -/■ ■-■■■■ . -^ 

He was Just another customer in the corner candy shop, • ' 

But when my little girl saw him she did a double stop. • ■:■''•.•.- 

She eyed his whiskers curiously, then her cheek3(so much like roses) 
mre dimpled by the smile she gave, when , she said"LookiThere 's Moses." 

. ■■ • ' Ella. Mae Forrest 


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?'. . .W ? Grace M. '^feitman, Publisher I 5 «.m/id - „ 1 

? ? I '"^H 4.0 I 

? H ? 994 Ocean Avenue Brooklyn 26, New YfM&2.:;;-™^$53 I 

? 2 '. . - . . " ■'— W 

? 0- , ? ■ ; ; ■ ■ 

? ? Number Ninety-Nine ' February 1959 

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???????????? -~ --»^---« -. 

, " . ■ ",* SPRING" VIOLETS "" 

' The growing fields wear a splendid gown 
Of lavender polka dots on bed of green, -~ 
And in the hidden places of our town 
Violets enhance" the glowing spring scene* , 

They creep into corners of old f ieldstonPwalls, 
..'•,.: ,.»yarm gently .the toes of the gated rose trellis, • . 
;.'■''. Down- rock'. gardea,' steps they stealthily crawl, ■■•'■.■'' - 
• ■ ;^-':";,. Sweet faces- lifted for the sun's warming kiss. 

■-•■.■' ■- ■< ■ . 

:.■,;- . Down mossy hillsides' thfey cheerily spill ' ' * - •';.'; .' 

■„;■'• - Tempting the hand .to'pxuck thelFbeautyr''"'''*p' ■■■''■' ' 

t. :•:'". „ And though we happily, pick our fill, ; '" ' ^' ''^^" ^ 

k'*~- ■-".■■ Magically they are rdborn^ "growing wild and free, -.j'---' 

^- ' ■ ." . ■ -Naomi Chekofsk^r :J-''' 

"'""*""' '«•*'¥ * '•if'"*- ' .-,.-^■- 

Lola Dorragh Z^utner, 1404 Sun Court, Rockford, Illlnos. Born August 
28, 1901 in Milwaukee, r fisconsip. Single, rlad many original' squibs 

■ and short articles' in The Chicago Tribune;, two articles In Farm 
Journal; 1ieside3'hav,lng several articles in Contest- Magazine, had a 

. monthly .column; always, in RFD's Register-Republic. Hobbles: Coaching 
phut-ins .(by mail) in- the basic of contesting. Doing local publi- 
city for indoor Sports,' Inc.; collecting vitsv postcards of hospitals 
and Memorial postal stamps (cancelled or new); keeping up my pro- 
fessional (nursing) reading. .. _ 

Milly 0. ifells', Box 304,' Glasgow,' Montana. Born Saptembe'r 22i, 1909 
in Crosby, North Dakota. .Married.. "Children:- Verna Farro (28), 
Rita Bummer (25) and Shelscn. (,15). Has had articles published in 
The Buckboard Review (Sherman, .Texas) and her tr*applng stories apt* 
pear in The .7estern Traplirie (Fdifsyt'h, Montana.).' ,3 he writes: "I was 
born and raised on g. farm .in North Dakota-. Married wlien I had only 
two years of high school'. .-When I vyas forty years old I took the 
other two years of hlgh-schdo^l b'y correspondence and have several 
credits from college correspojiderice an'd extension* .'-id over two 
years of newsoaper reporting on a weekly and daily. Taught Sunday 
school for about ten ye?,rs.? Have taken >vriting courses an at pres- 
ent edit and publish The gbntanaHlstorical Pen Pal Bulletin and The 
Teen's P,jl for Young Folks.. Both have stories, humor and poetry ^or 
hobbyists and pen pals, jft^t ".present I am taking an extension cour'ss 
in Children's .Literature .f'qr c'olleiS®"c-'"Sdits-. ■"' I hope some day to 
gather enough credits to teach school. Jhen my son graduates from 
high school J will have more time and can be away from home to 50 
to school." 




I ^'^ Wi/ V!^ 

1^ 1^^ 

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G-race i:. v/eitman^^ Publisher 
994 Ocean Avenue, Br^ooklyn 26, New York 

Number One Hundrecl-Two May 1959 


Silence is something 
That 176, cannot ' see. . . 
It m£\y* come for a moment 
Or indefinitely. 
It's an infinite something 
Without voice or a formj 
That comes when we slumber 
or in wake of a storm. 
It sometimes can- soothe 
But may often provoke... 
Its copth can be pierced 
3y the slightest of stroke. 
"silence is needed 
For soft sounds, to thrive 
Anc yot cannot use sound 
To keep self a'live. 
A mysterious thing, 
Is silorce', I see. 
Though !• cannot explain it 
It is treasured by me. 

Helen Prodoehl 

Helen Prodoehl, 9926 South La Sallo Street, Chicago 28, Illinois. 
Born February 11, 1904 in Sweden, fidow. Children: Dons pOj, 
F^ank (25) and Elaine (23). Has had many poems published. 435 in 
South 2nd Reporter, 195 in Southtown Economist, IO5 in The Chicago 
Tribune, and others in Ideals, iar Cry, North Rosoland l^jcws, kessen- 
ger (Brethren Publishine Company), Christian Digest and Tho^Joy 
Bearer. Her hobbies: paints landscapes in oil and wator-color. 
Collects view cards to use for inspiration in her travels in. thought, 
/rites to pen-pals all over the world and writes to shut-ins. 
Enjoys sewing and good reading and meeting people. Is also active 
in church work as she is tho Missionary Secretary and through this 
work, writes to many missionaries in Africa, India, Formosa ana 
South America. 

Virgil Lafuse, Liberty 3, Indiana. Born November 
Liberty. Single. Lives alone. Has no relatives 
of IdO acres . 

19, 1900 in 
> Operates a farm 




Grace M. Y^fttitsmap, Publisher 

99^ Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, 
New York 




Number One Hundred-Three 


Leaves fell before a rrglng wind, 
But, when wind's work was done, 

It left, unmoved, euspendod high, 
A most porB latent ono. 

Rain I'layed it but it kept its hold, 
Sleet ar.ones, it did not lall . 

Twigs obrashod at it with waspish blows J 
Leaf did not flinch at all. 

But tiny snowf lakes fluttered down, 

And more and more fell on; 
Small irritations nettled it, 

That brave, last leaf is gone. 
Anne 3. Holman 

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Dorothy Ingles Gallagher, P Box 5121, Tucson, Arizona. Born 
December 7, 1931 In 'Washington, D. C Divorced. Children: Karen 
Kathleen (8) and Alice Stephanie (?). Has had an article in Baby 

Telk, Juvenile verse in The 
Story Art. Hobbies: strong 
rector of Tucson Stamp Club 
largest yet held in Arizona. 
profession. Operate radio 

Sentinel, and verse and an article in 
interest In philately. Publicity Dl- 
and Chairman of 1959 Exhibition, the 
She writes: "News radio reporter as 
mobile news unit, covering local events 

Police work interests me, especially Juvenile cases. Hold commlsa-^ 
sion under Puma County Sheriff's office and work outside regular 
job on cases where I can assist. News gathering and following the 
activities of local law enforcement agencies are my work... it is 
In free lance writing and philately that I have found sources of 
peace of mind, in order to devote most of my working day to rather 
strenuous activities. The writing of radio news reports is good 
training for develop'ing-.lnto other fields of Journalism." 

Corlnne Nehls, 1325 \'Vllson Avenue, Chicago 40, Illinois. Born Feb- 
ruary 15, 1894 in Blloxl, Mississippi. Considers Mobile, Alabama 
as her home town. Married. No children. Had verses in The Azalea 
Bush. Hobbies: Stamps and writing. She uses the pen name of 
Corlnne Robblns. 


His pencil briefed In trustful rhyme 

His richest vein of thought 

And have to man in words sublime 

Sweet lessons life had taught. 

Eva R. Hartley 



One Hundred'-Four 





G-rac© M. Weitman, Publisher 
994 Ocean Avenue Brooklyn 26, New YorJc 




"GOGS" fell Into my hands by chance and as I read I became 


Good poetry causes emotions to rise. Is this a challenge to my 
adopted caste? Impulse... to fling my gauntlet at your feet and dare 
you to see behind the facade that separates office from factory. 
These Mttle Men ~ who stop the ma'chinos and fling crumpled aprons 
from them to gather in protest against a wrong done a fellovi?* . .know- 
ing their wives and children will feel in their bellies the loss of 
pay... the group defiance of individual courages and sense of right. »i 
"i'lfho loosed that brutal jaw..*" who kept the spark of manhood alive 
within him to be handed down to his children o^ today. ..God must 
have been in these creatures, too, else we, his progeny Tvould not 
seek beauty. 

Our different steps in the Art Galleries as wa search for that 
which is better> unknowing, nut understanding, with small sons by 
the hand. . .hoping that they might see, or be imbued ►. .seeking, driv- 
en by a realization within" that there are mysteries that might un- 
fold. . .whose fault v/e cannot see? We who can not comprehend or you 
who cannot convey? Judge you by the narcotic used to get through 
the work-day... "the small talk that makes little sense at all... 
the shady Jokes «.»the cruel Jibes at creed or rac& .. .television, 
sleep and beer, vegetating, year to year"? Those loud guffaws are 
the only release possible to the self-same little man who as private 
defied the LITTLE MINDED men to give his ration to the children of 
France or G-ermany . . »who recognized the people of conquered G-ermany 
as humans and fraternized. . .define it... to treat like a brother... 
the "LITTLE MINDED" men who stand between the enlisted men and |ihc; 
great men are still with us in -the offices and petty administrative 
Jobs up front . ...these selfsame apers of 'their betters who stopped 
the exchange of Yankee coffee for Rebel tobacco in '63' 

At Appomatox Grant, great,, lot the privately owned horses go with 
their owners as they wonld bo. needed for spring plowing. protest 
from the ranks. ..only the "LITTLE MINDED" men in the piddling Lieu- 
tenants and Captains on safe staff reacted. . .the ears that listen to 
the small talk, with hangover misery, are today's version of the 
ears at Grecy to which the nocked shafts were drawn, that rang with 
Edward's promise of a bright new world for common man, they stood 
firm but part entrenched, card playing, rough worded, ale-minded, 
tavern-wenched knaves who 'thout land'orname were the lowest level 






Grace II, ^eitinanj, Publisher 

994 Ocean Avenue, Bi'ooklyn 26, N. Y. 

Number One Hundreu-^Five 

NE.. 3CRN 

Quite suddenly, I ?;oke this corn 
Into a shining day - new-born. 
With drowsy sleep laved eyes, 
I gazed up at the lightning skies. 
Night had unhooked her spangled dipper; 
The moon olunfc, like one glasa slipper, 
As though an artist had stippled 
Them. Blue skies were like waves that rippled. 
Then sparkling like a spray, the dawn 
Splashed radiant crystal on the lawn. 
But when the too bright sun invades 
My room, I rise and draw the shades. 
And view no more till dressed for chores. 
The beauty of the great outdoors. 
Annie Elizabeth Scurlock 

■^ it a it * 

Ray E. Stsng, 8iO 'i^est Hon'ry Avenue, De Land, Florida. Born January 
4, 1900 in Le iiiars, Iowa- Liarried and has a married daughter 
Shirley (30). Graduate of Iowa State College. In business in 
Burlington, Iowa fcr 35 years . Operated a river terminal on the 
Mississippi River. \;e shipped oil products from many points on 
the lo'.ver Iv.lssiBsippito Burlington, by barge. The largest single 
shipment was 1,500,000 gallons which we unloaded the first week 
of December into our storage tariks in Burlington. ;.e had storage 
for about 2t million gr^llons. i.e were also in the oil: heating 
and retail fuel oil sales, e ectrlcal contracting and appliances, 
inoludjng air cond'itioning. oo3d out ana retired four years ago. 
Lt-y ;'-^, . 1 i V 1 n,c: 1 n Qe ntr ••■! 1 ?I o-t*id a . 


Oh, God my Father, no;v I pray, 
That You will gul^e me through this day. 
Step by step, with You by my side, 
I shall in p^p^e with all abice. 
L 11 1 ir n L . 3 chi^jder 






Grace M» ^eitman, Publisher 
994 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New York 

■Number One Hundred-^S ix November 1959 

THE^ rSAR ' 

Two times summer - "'plug one spring 
~ the winds of winter and the snow, 
■ Shout and whisper - -'swl::'! and sing. 
Then suddenly - subtracted -go. 
Two -times Bprlng, plus Indian-summer fall, , 
Summer, Spring, Autumn, Winter. Is that all? 
. All » . . if hoplKg for hours soon spent - 
.' Priceless . . . for a lifaulme .. *;■ . lent. 

• - . Marjorle Bertram 3ffllth 


Morris Gerber, 84 Morris Street, Albsnv 8, New York. Born April 12, 
1919 in Brooklyn, New York. Married. Children: Ethel (12) 
Ann (6) and Norman (2) ., Published TH5 BROCHURE and . has had articles 
in Hobby Tabloid, King's County Chronicle , Brooklyn Eagle and Albany 
Times -Union. Hobbles >' printing (grgphio arts), photography (news), 
Electronics {radio and. TV) > collects rare post-cards, oddities and 
records.- Is' a' volunteer worker with the Veterans Administration 
and help them in their small print shop (occiap.ati'onal therapy) and 
is a part time glac jQCkey, " ' " 

• MORE TRUTH -THAN POETRY ' ^ ; ■ : . ,;' 

If there are names instead of words 

In vVebster's dictionary^ 
No other name would compete with yours, 

That' beautiful name of Mary. ^ 
Nancy, Llporace 

Nancy Llooraoe, 4929 West Van Buren etreet, Chicago 44, Illinois. 
Born April 18, I915 in Chicago. Married. Children: Eugene (16) 
and Mtrlene (21). Has had twentytwo poems published. Her hobbles? 
wrUing poetry, being friendly to people, and taking care of her 
lltGle grand-s oh. Planning to publish a brochure of her verses. 

Bessie Butz Brann, 3I6 3.outh Holbrook Street, Fort Scott, Kansas. 
Born February 23, 1908 in Clinton, Missouri. Married. Has a 
daughter; Srta. Sylvia J.ean Brann (21), Apartado Aereo 30-I5, 
Bogota, D. S. Colombia, America del 3ur. She has had poems and 
short stories in newspapers and less important magaslnes. She and 
her husband operate the BBB Prints hop, replete with linotype, 
presses, much hano-set type . Do mail-order printing. Her hobbles. 
printing, writing -and publishing. - / , 

Secretarial note-If you wish to print a paper, write her. They do 
very fine printing at reasonable prices. And if you wls^h to brush- 
up on. your Spanish, why not write to the Srta* 






WHO ■? 

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' .' WAR j 8 5900 

A (united amateur press association publigation 

G-race M. Yi/eltman, Publisher '^^31 

994 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New York 

Number One-Hftndred-nine February I960 

000 H Noor 

I read the- Invitation— then laid It carefully by, 
■I knew I hadn't a thing to wear but then 1 thought I d try. 
So upstairs 'to my bedroom, It seemed a sad array? 
The invitation said for Tea--now that meant something gay. 
If only it .were' a luncheon — ^my suit was trim and neat, 
Y»ith shoes and hat and purse to match," I would really be complete 
My dresses looked so crummy and faded quite a bit 
The ones I really liked the best—somehow just didn t rit. 
Then way back in the corner, a black dress sweet and sheer- 
It had those little •spriggy flowers, they were so good this yean. 
I slipped it o'n— it fit -so tight— across my— well|-~my hip 
And when I tried to zip it up— the zipper wouldn t zip. 
I looked into the mirror, and then, I sure was sunk— 
For hanging in the closet— that' lovely dress had shrunk. 
... Ethel Woodward 


Hal Tucker, 814 Nor t-h Aranbe Avenue , Compton 4, California. Born 
June 20, 1895 in Detroit, Michigan. Married*. Had articles in 
Welcome- News published' by the late Th©r MaUrltzen. Had a weekly 
column in the' lalls Free Press and writes a poMthly column. From 
lest"- in the Lone Indian Magazine . Hobbies; amateur Journalism, 
plays piano and saxophone. Has been .in show business and likes 
•show people. Published READERS COMPANION and PAL. His ./EbTERN 
SHADOWS is m its 18th year^. Is a veteran of World War I and a 
'membar of the California State Guerd. 

Victor Knerr, 17300 Hayden, Detroit 19, Michigan. Born June 1?, 
1872 at Dayton, Ohio.- Married. Children: G-race Mozoff i57i, 
Margaret Herbst (55) > Ralph V. Knerr (53) and Ruth Palmer (50)- 
Has a 5X8 Excelsior hand press tver 20 years old. Earned his first 
dollar by selling Daytoh ^Journals . Most of his work has been book-^ 
keeping and' accounting In newspaper office^ such as Dayton Herald, 
Dayton News, Huron Press, ■ Detroit Journal and Detroit Times. He 
writes: "Since 1958 I have kept busy publishing and printing a 
monthly four-pager which I call THE^ LITTLE ■ WONDER. It contains a 
word-game, tke Wonder Spell, where I love to squeeze the living 
letter-juice out of ' words . Also, I gather a few Wonderettes and tie 
up some Happl3 0de'B> In Wonder Villa., all, deslgned^to brlng^^to my 
readers,- a pleasing smile^wlth a generous. dash of Wonder. 


- ■ ' ■' • By many names I 'have been, known* ^; . \ 
■ The 'dear e'g't I hear dally- 
When a certain tiny miss 
Calls "MoKmy» here comes Lalee ♦ 

Katie Hallock 









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'^■'' ., Grace M. Weltman, Publisher 
994 Ocean Avenue, . ■, Brooklyn 26, New York 
Number One -Hundred- ten March I960 


The trail Is long, It's almost endles| 

The path is steep. It's seldom .straight . 

The ants keep rushing, always rushing, 

Ever speeding, ever late. 

All they meet get saluatatlons, 

A pause, a word, then on their way 

To rush toward a 'destination 

Half a world, six feet away. 

. . ■ : Carl J. Holland 


Carl J. Holland, 2010 
March 23, 1929 in "Wes 
Michael (40, .Joseph ( 
Japan and Korea area, 
earliest dream was t 
I was previously asso 
America' which accept 
they printed them." 

East Park Place, I«iilwaukee 11, 
t Branch, ■ Iowa* Married.. Child 
2) and Judith .(10 months).. Had 
Fornlne yea'rs was ■ in the air 
Hobbies :■ reading and writing p 

be a poet. 

elated with 
ed a- number 
Is' a member 

I'm not. Good, but 

'Contemporary Poetry 

of my poems but went 
of the .Wisconsin Reg 

vVisconsln. Born 
ren: Gregory (6), 

poems published 
—force in the 
oetry. "My 

I enjoy -it. 

Association of 

bankrupt before 
ional Writers 

Grady Graham, Route 2, Box 
1901 near Seneca. Married 
Athens, Georgia. His life 
tography. Hopes to have s 
to the Bundle. Has the us 
legal -size mimeograph that 
of Its 17 years of age (w 
Speed-o-prlnt mimeograph t 
th^t size or less. Has -re 
his shop where he prints a 
the purpose of keeping tra 
erst-while wonderful hobby 

86, Seneca, South Carolina. Born July 2, 

and has one son, Jack (23) who lives in 
-long hobbles are writing and amateur pho- - 
tory.-telling pictures in his contributions 
e of a 5x8 Kelsy Press. Also has an old 

still does pretty fair printing In spits 
ould sell it .for llO.OO) . ^ Has a new 6X9 
hat he uses when he wants to print anything 
celved many gifts -of printing material for 

paper for the Lone Scouts of America for 
ct of many .of, the former members of that 

organization. .. ; 

J. Harry Hawkins, 1616 North -Everett Avenue,- MaryviHe, Tennessee. 
Born April 5, I905 In Vonore, Tennessee, Married. .Children: J._ 
Harry, Jr., (3I), Rudy and 'Randy, twins. (29) and Joan (27)- Had ar- 
ticles In Lone Scout Magazines and newspapers . Hobbies: collecting 
stamps, paper-back books, Indian relics, corresponding with men and 
women from all over the world, flowers, gardening, and especially 
bird Watching. ••■ •■ ■ .' • '. 

• • I'm just as happy aa'l can be ; 

'■ • Because fhepost?-ma.n brought to. me, ;-. 

A birthday card from the''U,A .P.A. ■■ . .- ■.-• 

A million tanks to you all, I say. 

Gertrude Swisher 



?? Vi/ H ?? Grace. M» Weltman, Publisher W 

?? ?? •■ . 

■?' • • ?■? 994 Oeean Avenue, ' Brooklyn 26, New York 


??????????????????? Number ene "Hundred -Thirteen June I960 

'■-■■■. . ■ . FAVORS , 

t < ■ , ■'■■■■-. ^ ■ ,\ 

' ■ ' . ■ Most folks' ^anpreciate' a kindness shown . 
'. . ■ .And will never ever forget " 

■ By..,f9.vprs friendship ^eeds are sown 
.That bloom without regret.- 

0.ften the hungry bite' the hand - 
Of favor when extended; 
■ ■ . The-gr often fall to understand 

■■By faxors care's were' mended i • • , 

'■ Favors done in anticipation • 
" ■" • Of profit or Return -; ' 
" ; . In. business and concentration- 

■ .- By advantages to' earn'.- ■ ■ 

Time, often chanses. many things; - 
Life is uncertain 'tis, true., 
.' Your favor to someone often brings 

One directly back to you. ; 
- • ' .Wm, King Halikman ' • .: . 

William Leonard Smith, Route 3, iVestminster, South Carolina. Born 
August 20, 1903 in Richland, South. Carolina. Married. Has seven 
Bonst Vninston, Alton, Harold, Charles, .Jerry, Curtis and Dean. 
Has a column "By-Ways of Life" in the' Westminster Mews . The fol" 
lowing is an excerpt from, it: "The prettiest thing I. over saw is 
a creation of-God, a small 'rviid flower that I find in early spring. 
If you have ever be.en out in the woodland at the first hint of 
spring, you should haVy; no trf^ublo finding the ■ flower about which 
I am writing. ■ It is blue or pink, I. can't tell you which for I 
sometimes call pink blue or blue pink, ky cousin and I, when wu 
were children gathered them' to play with. li»e found them near sage 
or where the' leaves were heavy on the ground. Some years they seemed 
to pop up all over the :Woods . No mstter how cold the. winter had 
been, at the first 'fling ■ of . spring, we'd be able to find them. To 
me those flowers were riot .only objects of -beauty, but they stirred 
my imagination as well. As I looked on the tender, natural beauty 
of those small flowers, I ',d be inclined to look back over the cold 
winter months that had given me such a time. (I v^as subject to fre*^ 
quent and severe attacks of croup.) These thoughts would bring a 
shiver to my frame and I'd imagine a land where it was warm at the 
time,- the sun set forth its rays each day,- a land where everyone 
was healthy and happy. -In. th?t Imaginary land I could find my 
favorite flower grov.'ing a,s large as base-balls. To me it seemed 
that I had but to stretch my hand to pluck one . " 


##. §§ Grace M. V^eitman,. Publisher \jy 

## WHO ## 99-^ Ocean Avenue, Brooklun 26, New York 

## //# Number Cne-Hundred-Fourteen July I960 

ffirfffrrrfnrfffrtrrrifir'inrrnr ■ . 

#mmuuimM^u - - - - ""-• 

THE HUiailNGBIRD . ■ ' . 

In my small garden, where I sit 

Content to read or sev; a bit, i • - . . 

A hummingbird that v.lsita me 

V/ill come and light upon a tree 

Near the wall where fuchsias grow, ,- . 

Beloved by these small birds, I know. 

Before he goes to them, he'll scold ■■" ' -• . . 

Me just a little, and he's bold 

E^nough to say that I intrude, . >■ 

And makes me think that I've been rude ■; , • 

For just remaining .in my chair, 

Instead of leaving then and there.. 

But down he comes in front of me, ■ .•■-. *■•_■■ ■ ... . 

And hovers there so he can see 

Just what I'm doing, while I note 

His slender beak and ruby throat, •■ • . 

Then, satisfied with my still pose, 
Straight to the flower bed he goes . , ■ ,■.-,■ 
, -, Olive B. Malloch 

Nannie Belle Beck,.!Route 2, Lincoln Road, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. 
Born April 23, 1891 in Old Fort Donaldson, T^mnessoe. Y^idow. 
Children: Karl Veldan, Iris Laverne, Clyde Randall and Kenneth Ray. 
Hobbies: crocheting, sewing, rug making, gardening, curios and pen 
pals. Had three songs recorded in Hollywood with music by Bob 
Carle ton. . Had a poem in OUR NAVY and a short story "Poison Ivy 
was sold to a religious publication. won a |100.00 war bond as second 
prize in a contest conducted by Exposition Pr^ss which .was published 
in .their anthology* ■ ; . 

Cecilia .Damstrom, Rockwell City, Iowa.. Born April 21, 1907- near 
Rockwell City. Single. She writes: "My first love is farming. I -■■ 
work in the fields, helping farmers put their crops in and later 
with the harvesting. Next is my orchestra which I have managed^for 
over thirty years. I love to dance, roller-skate and ski. Don t 
belong to a church but help all I can when called upon." 

■s;- ■it a ■«• . * 

There was a young man named Al Izzard 
bho developed a pain in his gizzard 

For It stuck. in his craw 

When in the papers he saw 
His name xy as., printed A. Lizardl 

Mary Hill 



♦ WHO 


September I960 
Ntfflber 116 





Grace M« Weltman 


99^^ Ooean Avenue 

Brooklyn 26 

New York 



y/e hear a oardinal before the dawn 
Pour out his aeng In notes of rapturous praise. 
He needs no knowledge nor does he peruse 
Financial columns his blithe soul to raise 
To resplendent oriels of song, 
7/here God leans near and ever hearer through* 
With all His serried angels listening, 
Vifhile I have only this small puny pen. 

Martha M. Clark 

Olyde Leslie Stanley, Koota, Coltrado. Born November 18, 188? in 
Henry Ciunty, Missouri. Single. The ffllewing pre exerpta from a 
folder "You Asked For It", which ha printed a few y ears ago! 
I893-I898 - Attended Clinton, Franklin, Old Church and Jefferson 
schools. Saw first circus of which best remembered are the rod 
lemonade with chunks of floating ice and the Punch and Judy sideshow. 
Burned the family's barn and received first newspaper publicity. 
The editor of the Henry County Democrat devoted half a column to 
speculation as to what happened afterwards, implying that the answer 
might be as much in doubt as that t» the question propounded In the 
then popular book, "The Lady or the Tiger" • 

1898 - Arrived in Colorado August 4th, Face glued to car window from 
Denver to Boulder, Watching the pagi rama of the Front and snowy 
ranges and the Flat Irohs as they came to view. Marvelous then 

now. Atten-ed Pine Street and Maple ton schools, 
terested in literature i the Honty, Oliver Optic, 
Stephens and Horation Alger branches? As 
Job,__drove cows to and from pasture daily 

same emplyer, 2^ a quart. 

hen for 50^ 


Bv then much 


Trowbridge, C- A« 
first and only saleriied 
at 25jz^ per week. Picked 
Went into business, bought 
in partnership with a girl friend. 
In school there Until graduation. Vvorkod 

beet fields, and as 
is learning the art 

alfcr sherries for 

a Plymouth Rock 

1900 - Moved to 

meanwhile for a florist in 

First take: '*T31yde Stanley 

Lafayette News shop". 

1903 - Bought idle print shop at Erie, 
lished first issue of The Erie News. 

1904 - With school boy chum attended the Louisiana 
altlon at St» Louis. Then visited in Honi^ County, 
ilome^aioknoBa cured* 

a printer's devil. 
preservative in The 

Colorado, and in June pub*- 

Purchase Expo- 


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Grace M. liVeltman, Publisher 
994 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn @, New York 

Number 117 October I960 


heart Is full of happiness ; 
Boul ia full of joy, 
I will express it now 
every girl and boy! 
you who see the rhythm 
the leaves upon the tree 
they are swayed by gentle 
somewhat errant breeze* 
you who in your heart 
wonder at the rose, 


Can look upon each blade of grass 
And feel how wondrously it grows . 
To you who can behold 
The greatness of the sky 
And look upon the raindrops 
'With a twinkle in your eye - 
To you who give a love 
^Q older folks than you 
And feel that life is swi^eter 
Because they were true 
To you who calmly lay 
A weary head to rest 
In peaceful bliss and trust 
And faith with tenderness; 
May your heart stay full of happiness 
And may your soul be blest. 
Helena Blackman 


Helena Blackman, 94 Legion Drive, Kenmore 17, New York. Born May 
1893 m Westfield, New York. Married. Children. Harold ("^SJ, 
Isabel (55) and Estber (33). Has had poems in Age Outlook, Calamus, 
Pepper Pantry and HapoyHome Companion. Hobbies: reading, writing, 
s?SdyInsre3pecially languages and ancient history. Has interest^ 
ingwoSln pen-pals, house plants, good music, hand work and likes 
to make short trips . 

Elsl M. Roenlgk, Route 1, Box 311, Cabot, Pennsylvania. Born August 
13 1924 in Cabot. Single. Is a Junior High->chool teacher. 
Teaches German and is in charge of the students library. ^oves 

good music, ^lays the piano and organ, sings, has numerous classical 
records; oirpalnting, sewing, handwork, collects ^^r-^i^SS and 
antique dishes; loves pen-pals and travel, poetry and literature. 





Eva R, Hartley 

120 Washington Avenue 

Wheeling, West Virginia 

Dear Friends: 



MAY - JUi^IE, i960 

Ann S, Wiestling 
lUlO National Road 
Wheeling, West Va. 

Wish I might write each person who 
wrote me how much better an Editor feels 
after receiving letters of commendation 
from appreciative members, I often won- 
der how many shut-ins read this paper. 
Please send us a line. 

THE GAR0Lr;N6. COMMENTATOR was real tonic 

Please come again. If mailed in the Bun- 
dle, the work and expense would reduce. 
Thanks for your kind remarks about our 
paper . 

NINA H. CROSBY is so generous with her 
remarks re: TjiHEELING IN THE NEWS now pub- 
lishing its UOth issue. We enjoy her wri - 
tings, especially on travel. We would 
love to see some photos sometime. 

BILL AND EASTER ELLIS - That picture on 
April ELLISONIAN ECHOES is perfect. You 
surely do keep us in touch with today's 
poets, such as Bea Winkler & Eve Braden. 

MARY FRAME - I can think of only one 
thing wrong with your folders - they do 
not appear often enough. Once a monthl? 

D'EDQUARD FREEM/IN, did you edit both of 
those poems? Congratulations'. 

paper. The farm is the place to live in 
the spring. Would love to read those fine 
books along with you I Come againl 

THE ALBANIAN: VJe look forward to your 
Convention issue, with its Convention 
News and Photos of same. Fine hobby'. 

RAY STAND, you were kind, TRACINGS and 
SUNSHINE NOTES were enjoyed. 

If interested in a National Federation 
of State Poetry Societies, get in touch 
with: Emma Wood, Convention Chairman 
30 South 22d Street 
Philadelphia 3, Fenna, 
Include return postage. Dates: June 17, 
18 & 19, i960 in Philadelphia, Pa. 
Join through State Organizations, 200 per 
member. Place: John Bartram Hotel, Broad 
and Locust Sts., Philadelphia. I'lust reg- 
ister. Fee $3.00. Non-members may attend. 
They are calling all poets. 

, ;,' ^.: ■ ■• — Eva R. Hartley 


When the heat of day is past and the daw- 

xjet lawn 
Is cool, sparks kindle near the western 

And the garden' s spell is restful from * 

stress since dawnj 
It's decked anew with flowery phenomenon 
.Nicotiana's snowy freshness — pale 
As summer clouds at noon, their breath 

iB fair 
And sweeter than narcissus buds are frail. 
Then suddenly I think of you who care 
For each flower by name and watched it as 

it grew 
-And how, to you, the bird calls each 

were sweet 
As a flute's pure notes ^ so I remember ' 

you. - '• 
When white buds open in evening beauty 

When thrush's soaring melodies increase 
Then I remember you in the day's brief 



In the northern skies are dancing bears 
Swinging round and round a floor 
To the mystic music of the spheres-- , ' '. 
Thru ages past and forever more, . • ' ' 

Around they whirl and do not tire, 
A celestial dance that never haltsj "•'- 
Their feet are striking sparks of fire 
In an eternal starlat waltz, 

I'm sure that we will spin about 
In a bright new sputnik, snug and strong 
And join the waltzing bears, no doubt. 
Some night before so very long. 

the nice things said about WHEELING IN THE 
NEWS, I fall in love vdth the trees in 
your state each tijne I go that way. 

CHICAGO HENIATURES contains much good 
writing. No wonder with such a list of 
co-publishers, each the best in her line, 

— Ann S. Wiestling 




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Number 13 February, 1961 


There are few people, in this fractured world of ours, of whom 
it can be said that no one has ever been heard to speak ill of 
them. But we, in the UAPA, are privileged to know one. 1 refer 
to Mrs. Grace Moss Weitman, and just as an earlier issue of this 
paper was dedicated to our indefatigable Secretary, Eddie Daas, so 
this one is dedicated to her whom Jan Harler, in a recent Odds 
& Ends, referred to as our Princess. Regal words come naturally 
when speaking about Her Grace. 

My acquaintance with her dates to 1942 when her late hus- 
band, B. Franklin Moss, rejoined the NAPA as a Life Member, 
but 1 met Mrs. Moss first at a United affair in New York in 1944, 
and a few days later in Boston at the NAPA convention. After 
Mr. Moss' sudden death, she joined the NAPA, becoming a Life 
Member when she was eligible by reason of sufficient years' mem- 
bership, but her first and greatest loyalty has been the United in 
which her Memorial Luncheons have become a tradition. 

Grace is a proud mother and devoted grandmother, and 
with her cheerful, outgoing personality [cent, on back page] 




Published for , U/ 
united amateub prrs8 association 

Number 14 MaAch, 1961 


MeCRUITING is the Number One problem of all amateur 
press associations, and the serious thinkers always add, "But 
recruit wisely." Because unless recruiting IS done wisely, the 
Number Two problem — the deadheads — overshadows the 
Number One problem. 

There is no question in some officers' opinion but that 
a membership of one hundred adtive members is far preferable 
to four hundred, of whom only one hundred are adtive. Of 
course, you can get arguments on either side of that statement, 
as it is pointed out that the three hundred deadheads at least 
pay dues to help support the official organ, mailing bureau, 
and other associational expenses. Since this latter is my feel- 
ing, I should really not oflFer any of the opposing arguments 
but as a printer I must thoroughly agree with at least one of 











994 Ocean . 





Number 123 


Grace M. Weltman, Publisher 

mue, Brooklyn 26, New York 

April 19^1 


The winter days are passing by 
And it will soon be Spring, 
V/hat Joy 'twill be when once again 
We hear the robin sing. 

The bud-s burst forth upon the trees 

That have been brown and bare. 

And purple violets abound ' ''• 

In a carpet every where. 

And V7hen the other flowers come 
With their many colors bright, 
Their perfume fills the very air 
From morning until night* 

We should all be so happy 
To live in this grand old world. 
In spite of all its troubles 
Let's keep freedom *s flag unfurled. 

Leltha A? Nichols 

Leitha A. Nichols, 617 First Avenue, Clinton, Iowa. 3orn December 
20, 1881 in Jackson County, Iowa. Married. Children; Wilson (5*), 
Claribel (53), Walter (50), Robert (48), Eleanor (41), James (39) 
and Patrlola (36); all married. She had poems in ffho^s Who in Poet- 
ry, The Muse for 1943 and 1944, The Spirit of America, The Spirit 
of the Free, the local dally Herald, The Pythian and Tidings. Her 
hobbies 5 scrap books, reading, Flowers and poetry. 

Lorraine Jollan Cazin, 11225 Franc© 
Minnesota. Born in Ke.nkato, Minnes 
and has a daughter Sara Benedicta ( 
ideas, music, £-11 forms of reading 
writing Interests include poetry, s 
and column writing. Was feature wr 
wrote column for Bird Island (Minn© 
■£l»effltngt©n Sun. was radio script 

Avenue South, Bloomington 20, 
Ota. Birthday, May 1st. Married 
2). Hobbies: New recipes, party 
and creative writing. The 
hort stories, children's stories 
iter for South Minneapolis Argiis, 
sota) newspaper and for the 
writer for Station KBTP. 

If you have the last word 
Or grasp at a straw 
Or take a hard knock with a grin 
Or is it a trifle 
You class as importan't 
When for sheer luck you pick up a pin? 

L. Mabel Gould 

A- r /yhh *- I 

ijini .y ^ibb t9eg-.;*'T 


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?7? H ??? 99^ Ocean Avenue, - Brooklyn 26, New York 

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.■■' /^rithsPROMlSES TO MEET . - ;-'; 

Lo<?t are the 'footsteps of".-. another year j ■■■-'■•■'■■.. 

-.. ._ .Lbst are the ...aoaniant winds that broke the path ■..'■:,.■; 
Through field' 'and .foregt;-105?t','.too> is the fear .. ', ' ... 
■.■;;.'■.' .Of being crushed by gorgons of her wrath. '.■._.■" ''" 

■ ;■■ For spring ..hap- come on-?«^oftiy sandaled feet, ' • .. /V . ^ ' 

■■ .■: ;.. • Stirring .the grasae'^. with he i^ gentle breath; .• ",' ''^■.!- \. 

"■■■-. .The fecund -earth has prom !«&!« to .'naeet, :;■, ; ;; .'.,.. L' ■".v.'' 

And 'laughs to .^>corn the- perjury of death. ...l^''^' 

"' •.,;.. ■■ '' • ; ■ Truds McCoy , ,. ,;.^r"*%,,l 

'..}.-'■■ -■■ :^^ ... ; ^^UH- Biographical sketches . .- . ;. /'. '-' /'■ '." ^ 

For the past eleven .years Grace Weitinan has published "\<H0" in': 
order that new m.emberg ■ could be introduced to .the- older ones. Y«hen 
a meoiber is admitted hs .rsceiveB a Q-uestionnaire abi it is up to 
him -then to tell us eMiething about ■himself... Some have been sent 
in which Would hariy fill three lines.' Surely, no life can be quite 
so dull that there . i'^, . nothing to say about ..the past, present or 
what one .hopes for in th'e future . .They - apparently have no hobbies', 
and these are to be .pitied because they will have nothing to do 
in their old age. And the people •mo'^t to be :pitied are those who 
have to live with them. ' Then .there, are .'thdse who write more about. 
themselves than will fit 'Into a paper .of 'this size. Thes-e are cut 
down but if they are interesting,. 'Ss ■ma.ny ,;have been, an entire is- 
sue is. (Jevoted to teem. ■The\;sketches .have" been the means of aak- . 
Ing-fpiends on account of m-utusl interests, birthplace, occupa*- .'; 
tion, etc.. If a pcr-^on w.ants to make friends here is the opportu- ; 
nity-of meeting them through letters or at- 'Conventions. Kany very 
unusual sketches have, be e-n received and' ..the one. r/hich follows will 
testify to that.- .•..-:. . ." ■; Edward F. Daas 

...'".■ INTRODUGTmN '• / ■ ■ ,. ' , \ ' ■], ' 

.Bob ';LlGhtman was bo-^n 27- August 19''*--2; In Cleveland, dhio; legend 
has it that he was reluctant to breathe', the alien atmosphere he 
fnund without th3 'vomb and it'took mare th&n the usual number of 
lusty slaps from the ,atten<8-ing physician -to get him to yell -out in 
disgust, at what, he, vleived While -haftglng upside down. 'Having had 
his; f illof dirty Cleveland, he moved to Ljos Angeles in January of 
1951 > where: he breathed ; smog- and foUght -freeway trrffic until J.uly 
19*^1 when he took the. big move- to the 'Bay a-rea, landing finally i« - ' 
Berkeley. Bob is six '"feet four inches tall, weighs around I55 
pound's, and is currently cultivating a formidable beard. Every 
once in a while he feclr like glylpg it up (the beaM) but laziness^ 

'•'•'it OP ''*''-'''' 


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ANTON F. KLINKNI:"!!. EI'lT<iK'.. <'A<( ADK. [>i\\ A 



m I 5 1962 

ISounci Bloo6! 

"gov ^xuixUnv %anvuKXisin. 

iBag 1900. 

Xo. 2. 


"EUR JOURNALISM! How sweet the sound 
' to»us all! What fond pleasures; what noble pos- 
sibilities and what glorious achievemencs there 
"are in it for those who can see and master its 
. .. ^ flighty principles! 

TmSrt^ffie^ggfb has fully come when someone should lay 
hold W*H[fc^ndamental principles of our cause and place* 
them wherj^ljt^^elong. How much longer shall youthful 
bellts-lettres be an unknown institution in our land? 

Today amateur journalism and its chief exponent, the 
National Amateur Press Association, stands onthe threshold 
of the future. A future which may be glowing with prosper- 
ity and success or dismal with failure and death. Which 
shall it be? The result rests with a little band— for small it 
is indeed, when we take into consideration the number it 
justly and rightly should be. It does not rest with the ama- 
teurs of yesterday. Distinctly no. Those very amateurs of 
yesterday; though we do not doubt their smcerity; are not 
the ones who will perpetuate amateur journalism. They, in 
their one time enthusiasm have seen amateuria flourish and 
prosper, but today they do not see it so. Why? The reason 
is plain. Lack of young blood. 

X>PN k&2'i 

VOL. 3 Ho.'^" Howar c : W. "Wnitc, Ej., U23 Rome Av e., Rockfor d, VI. Fe. r uary."!^ 2 









Mid congealing cold in the primal 'days, 
Qt'C drop relented for warmer wj^/s. 

And the land reinenbers 

And the river knovs 
IVb.y the Hand that massed the glacial floe? 
ME-.'-e sun- fires burn on a froaen sea. 

On a glacial wall ran a rivulet 

That, downward flov/ing, changed all it met; 

Wliile the source of x:onder 

In a grain of sand. 
Sending throbs of life across t!-.e land 
Broke ice-walls do-.. 
— Q 

Mrs. Stanley C. Skoog, 905' "D" St., w'ill be hostess to' the RockfoiV '^Titers' 
Guild for their monthly meeting, Mcndny, Fob. 25, at 7:30 P. M. Winner? in 1-.he 11 t- 
ary contest conducted by IHQK LIGHTS, the East High School paper, will be honorer- 
guosta and vxill read their winning contributions: Serious T^sssy, Valerie Guyer, ,•,-;- 
rey iaiderson and E)orotI\y Swonson; IruTiorous Essay, Lois Johnson, Betty Bordner and Ue 
Ion;i;berry; Short Story, Pete I-Lnaley, Jack Simpson and Karen Bruce_; poeti^/., Nances 
Clark, Colleen Kitzmiller, ar^d Elaine Peterson. list's all be there I 

Dr. Mary Ashby Cheek extends s cordial invitation to the Roc^ford Writers' Ck.yid 
to attend an informal reading of Mrs. Gordon K-^ith Chalmers' new book of poetry t-j ' ? 
held at Rockford College on Fo.culty Porch, Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 6:00 ?. M. Brvr;;; 
along your husband, wl-fe or friends. 

YOURS TTIUIT is now a member of the U.A.P.A., United /jna+our Press Association. 
3$Q copies of tliis the Pebruar;/- issue v;ill bo run off for mailing to r.enbors of tl is 
organiz3.tion. In triis move i-re bring the activities of our Guild to the attGntio-" o" 
writers all over the United States ond greatiy increase the scope of this r^ublic -ticu. 
The following is a letter of welcome to the Editor from thc: /.ssociation Secretar;": 


Mr. Howard ¥. White 
I1.23 Rome Avenue 
Rockford, Illinois 
Dear Mr. White : 

Welcome into the United Amatewr Prese Assoc! atio-i. • 
bership card and a meml:ership list vrill be enclosed in tlx 
already received the Jaiuiarj'- Bundle, .'. similar Fundi;. 1;: m;u,iled 

550 North l?th St. 



31 January 195? 

I am enclosing your mem- 
February Bundle. You have 
jach month to nlT uht 

members. If you will acknowledge receipt of the papers to the individual oditc-s you 
■vvill encourage tliem to continue their piiV)liphing effortp as th-jv get cut these ppr'-rs 
at their own expense. 

If you wish to nail your Gu" 

Failer, George A. BceJ-mio, 26^ 



Lease send at least 3S0 copies 

usually is the second Saturdry of the iroiith. 

Ric'iards St., Milwaukee 12, Wis. The mailing date 

this falls before 
later. As of ted?; 

'& tenth of the month it 
WG have 3 1x6 momb.,rE and 

However, since in February" and March 
; possible that we may mail a few 'i.sys 
; also seni the Bundles to the Libv:.r-/ <:■ 

(continued on page 3) 


VOL, 3 No7~^ 

Howard W. White 

QUIET IffiARTS hearts are deep with prayer 
fijvl, out of their great yearning, 
''TO led from valleys of despair 
'\ '-'ills of truth's discerning. 
— Agnes Mullen Skoog. 
3t -in ding in front of a mirror, 
'Aiming this way and that. 
Admiringly she views herself 
'.id her tiny Easter hat. 

."is^buds tucked beneath the brim, 
'.aXS of ribbon and lace, 
h 'fiilliner's art in miniature. 
As it frames her little face, 

A beautiful Easter bonne 
Gives a feminine heart a th' . 
l'ftiet}K';r she ' s two or eighty ^"^^ * 
And I think it always will 

— Lola M. Hazard 

I|23 Rome Ave., Rockford, 111 .__ Ap: 




_ ^ 

Our regular monthly meeting fal' 
28th, at 7:30 P. M. The meetin 



usual 'on the fourth Monday of the month, Apn., 
^e held at the home of Mrs. L. J. Wood, our 
president, who lives at 1122 North AveV This is just 1* blocks west and l| blocks 
north of where she used to live on Napoleon St. Miss M. Elizabeth Weinschenk ^all 
be in charge of the program and will present the prize winning students _ of _ her crea. 
z'rre >?riting classes. These yoimg people will read to us their prize wirinmg con- 
T-iOsitions. ¥e look forward with interest to an entertaining evening. 
BE SURE to listen to our radio broadcast on the third Saturday of each month. 

Wc hcvc had some interesting sessions at the poetrj'- round-table under the chair;iic-. - 
ship of Ajin 'Wiley during the past weeks, Tliese work-table sessions have proven to 
be a r-r.l help to those who have attended. Me meet in the Rockford imblic Libra-: 
oveiy Tuesday evening at 7:00 P. M. Some very mature work has been turned out tn. 
year by interested members and helpful criticism has been frothcoming for those •■ 
positions which hax^e needed polishing off a bit. From the round-table uork^each 
year comes a goodly number of the poems that go into the SAI"IPIER, our annual poe. .r- 
publication. "Mrs.' Wiley is to be congratulated for the manner in \-Jhich she is : 
to maintain interest in these sessions. Mrs. Boettchcr also deserves a round ci 
thanks for the typing die docs to supply multiple copies for, criticism. Incidcn\ 
ally, ]>4rs. ¥iley has had quite a siege of illness during the past week, but we r-; ^ 
derstand that she is again on the road to recovery. 

Mr. Charles Stubbe, our vice-president, now heads a committee which he t-all orgn,.; 
ize known as Membership Relations. This committee will also serve on the Editc. :.j 
staff of YOURS TRULY, and will help the editor mth some of the detail work and 
correspondence necessary to getting out our little publication. 


Vol. u rio. 2. 

Rew ard W. I'ihite, iiid., ij.23 Rome Ave., aoc)-ford, 111. 

¥ov. , 

It isn't the peace of the prostrated runri 

Spent with the race that he ran; ^ 
Nor yet the peace of complaisant toler,anc"e' 

,nfer\ /' 



For the foibles of fellow man; 



It isn't the peace of dtilled indifference 
Of the beast that is gorged with his preyi; 

Nor is it the peace of the conqueror of nations 
liJho lives by the tribute they pay. i 



'- S — -- 

The peace that we seek is built by all nations, - ^ 

B:r each man, a workman, and free ! 
In his orderly orbit perfecting his fragment; 

In the great mosaic to be; ' | -,''*''* 

;A peace that would give to all races a manhood" ^ ' " * ~, 

That is unseared by hatred and strife. 
This peace that we seek needs no men for it.dyin-'; ," , 

It liver by men's rc-v'rence for life. ■''-■,',/ ^ -''___- ♦- .' 

— Theresia Zack Hanitz. ''"" ^ ZZT. ~- 

TIE rIEXT UOWTffiX I-iEETIHG of th.e Rock-ford Writers' Guild will be on londa}, Jov. 
2ii, at 7:30 P. K.5 at the home of rrs, Justina Yankai+is, 915 Wo. Court :>t. ,'t 
that time our 1952 SAIiPLER i/ill be reaoy for distribution. As roany nenbcr ; r.. 
possible are urged to be present to receive the books duo them. Those attendnf 
are nsked to come prepared to read a verse, jingle or limerick of tb'-jr nm at 
the roll call. xi 

BE SURE TO VISIT the Rockford Public Library to take notice of the poetr:- xn . .le 
rotunda. Throughout the month of Ifovember poems which won honors in cur annual 
poeti^r contest uill hang there. We wish to adknowledge our indebtedness io the 
library for this privilege. 

TO MISS FLORENCE BAILEY is due a special vote of thanlcs, both for her un+iring 
labors earlier in the year as chairman of the Centennial song and poem contest 
and for her more recent ones as chairman of the annual poetry exhibit. In the^ 
latter capacity she assumed the arduous task of typing 33 of the 36 poems on dis- 
play,— this despite the fact that she is not a trained typist, and that the jumfco 
typewriter, which Mr. Mahlburg, of the Rockford I'Oiseum, so kindly put at our dis- 
posal is an aFkwnrd mechanism for even an expert +o handle. 

Exhibitors are requested to call at the library/ for their matted poems after 
the first of Dec. They maj,- be picked up in ti.e Art or Business Rooms en the 2nd 
floor bp+^pon 9 A. 11. pnd 9 I .!'. "ondays thru Thursdays and betwe-n Q P.J^ . -nd 6 
F.K. on Pridnys an-I Saturd-^ys. 

Ill 2.ESP01ISE TO Iir^HRIES from Pro^-m University, Providence, Rho^c Irlana, ^ com- . 
pl-re I'll 01 tl-e SAl'PIERS has been ricposi^C'J in the University's Harris Collec- 
xlor of Aruricr-ri Poctay, ^r\<-: we h-ave been requested to keep tv University s" 
•olicu vi+> cOiAoG nf all future issues. 

i AY T TIiAlIK the n'ii!b;rs of the Rockford Writers' Guild, and all 

Soecial 1 ^ r 


in iTv wiy to put rr/nr this ynr's poetry contest, bpeciai 1 rn 
tie louisc Bak^.r, Pre. AFn-;o Skoog, Hiss Virginia Vlaldecker, '<> . 
junbo-i/pii''v, "isr Flor'-nc.. rtrlfrt-, sni liiss Elizabeth Rob,rt", 
due to tlio pobert sJn"/.rr 
itiug and producing ^h^ D/'TMj',? . 






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g-as a ''libor of love' 

also for the nountniu of work th.^y <c 

As fur (u.. x^ersonally, I've crjoyu.i myself, it 
Sincerely, F:ior< nee a. ''•txltj. 




O "All the News That's Unlit to Print" 

NO. 1 


NO. 1 



By Milton R. Grady 

By resorting to the subtle 
use of guile and an adopted 
aura of friendliness this re- 
porter and his Gal Florence 
were able to gain access to 
the intimate inner sanctum 
of an APC meeting May 23. 

This nefarious group, long 
operating under the pristine 
banner of an "amateur print- 
er" organization, was thor- 
oughly scouted by your cor- 
respondent and it is his sad 
duty to relate the horren- 
dous truth to all decent fol- 
lowers of organized amateur 

Top-secret cards are sent out 
to a few carefully-screened camp 
followers, giving the closely- 
guarded location of the week-end 
orgy and in some cases, detailed 


Host and hostess are shown 
in happier days — before thcj 
had mot spongers. 

directions on liow to locate tlie 
temporary meeting place. 

A chosen few are met by priv- 
ate conveyance at public tian.s- 
portation stations in order to as- 
sure a good representa.tion of f 1 1- 

ry r^ 


R o c l< f c r d ^ r » t e r s ' Guild 

lfcl7T''"NorU'~I-fc^^ari ¥. I'Mte^ Ed7,~)|23 TuOne Ave., Rockford, 111. 

Jane, 19^3 


And now at last the trees 
uStand naked, all their covering If^ai'es 
Have dropped to earth, \ \i^ | , ■v\j 
But a re-birth ^-^i^NvH.^ 

Shovjs plainly on e?ch boU(jh V ^ ■% 
VJhich now 
Seens eiriptyj 

Tir^ leaf -buds clianp and cluster 
In a world 
Of dormant hope, 
Already talk of Bpring, - 
And plan her welconing. --^w. 

— Luman 'icsley oolton '_!" 

Our Docenber meeting vjill feature our annual Christnas pax'ty. This iilll be . 
held at Montague House, 60U ''all St., and I'ics Vera Dell Jacobson irill be our 
Hostess. l?e hope a majority of our morabers can be with us on IX;c , 28, the Monday 
after Christmas, at 7:30 P. I-"., to enjoy this happy time together. A committee 
cor^sisting of our program chairman, Stanley S''oog, Hiss Vera Dell Jacobson, 
Mi's, Fercedes Strong, and Fiss Florence Psiley viill plan the entertainment. An 
informal program x-ri'il be presented, tirs. Strong's daughter, Mss Susy Strong, 
will play a selection of accordian solos. The editor's son, Brian Miito, will 
present a short program of piano selections. lirs. R. f'argaret Howell «ill read 
"Feeping Christmas" by ?an Ejj'ke. Miss Jacobson will accompany the community 
sf.nging of Christmas carols on the piano. 

Those attending are asked to bring a 50^ grab gift accompanied by a verse 
or jingle. 

Our radio broadcast for December t:ill be Sunda^y, the 27th, at 9:l5 T.ll. on 
^'ROK. liiss Me 11 Hall has trritten an appropriate Gliristmas — Hew Year's program 
for presentation on that evening, le sure to listen I 

The beginning of our 'poctr;' round table i:ill be announced after the first 
fof the year, Mrs. Evelyn Boottcher will be in charre and we will probably meet 
each vjeek in the Rockford Public Librarj?- as usual. 3c sure to make plans in 
your schedule to attend these meetings. Fore definite information on this will 
be forthcoming, 

TOURS TRULY' s editorial policy has been slightly changed so that it c:m be 
placed in the mail before the first of each month and soon enougli to get in the 
announcements of the previous month's meetings. In doing this v.e are able to 
meet the UAPA dead-lines also, Llll ou.r friends be kind enough to have their' 
contributions for the paper in the hands of the editor by the .-'iftJi of tb.e month 
prior to the month the material is to be published. Some who sent material for 
the Christmas issue were no doubt disappointed- because it arrived too late for 
publication. Our policy is to imblish most of what comes to us whether "good, 
bad or indifferent" since this paper is intended to be a sounding board for our 
efforts, i/e are trj^ing all the time to turn out better work and the individual 
must help to decide T^^hen his work is worthy of publication. This is your organ 
of expression. 

P. S. Mrs, Boetcher just- phoned and srys that poetr:7 round table sessions vjill 
begin Wednesday, Jan. 6th, from 7:00 to 9:00 F.i:., and every MedneEds^'- there- 
after at the librarj"". 

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spkii:g- Fcv:]n 

I .hear the rain on i^lndonj /^ 

I see the spatters bright. ,. i \\\ 

I knoT-' that spring is coning \;.; "7 
'&J sounds throurhout the nifnit .%?;•■ 

'■' |, '^N 
I T?aken in the morninf^; |i- ^ 

I see the sun's first'rcy. %;. \v\j. • X 
I feel j:ts warii-ith fall on me . . Ma^I. \A\ 
And it's April first today 1 r--.M: i^ H^) 
— Doii Ann itaap. V^^Xa! ■# . 
The earth now is brin^-lnr: 
Ifew nfe to all things, '^' 
In a cage in a-win<,^ow 
ii yellov bird sings | 
Oi'tsic'e, two robins 
Are df^si -^ninc their nest 



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T thin^', of all seasons. 
The fciv-ingtine is best.' 
--Tola I'. Fazard, 
A J ACL s^vnmi 
is toj' i/r;7rr iiiportant 

do not for- 

is. for 0;:ld 
T is foi' t'iit; ^fhich holds a portent 
:: in for this important iJVSm' 

Ai^iFonrcF- jwis 

We are sti^l vori-in" on arran^e-^ents for an -an- 
usually: interec-t in- prorr'n for our Aoril Keetin? to 
be held in the hcne o": iw, T. /Tihu,^ Johnsonj^.l^O 
S. Frospect St. T.e snro to bo wihh U3 at 7:30 T. I;. 
liondaj'-,. April ?7. h'o vva as r-:,ri7 oi our menberc iV' ' 
be present as possible. 

h'e are loohiii' forrard to our nionthl-"- 
radio hroadcast cvor station h'lldv at'' 

26. I'e sure 

"xut v^era all together they spell" yOTE to listen. Cur ^ ^o chaj-ran ri<^s 
A bit of inl-orraation we all sh,ould note I ; ell Hall, is i^orlrin^ on Ihe arran;e- 
_ • — inorence A. Bailey. r-e -ts and the r.crjpt, but tlie details 

are xnconplete. J^^qm what we learn the pro-r-.: should ie i:c] 1 i.orth h-arin^ ■ 
Send your COTmranic aliens rerardinrj the broar'c-si to L' e station i^ car° of Vv 
John Dixon, 

The poetry round-table discussions continue even- ■Wednesday at 7-00 P M %-^ 
the Rockford Public Library. l;rs. Lvelyn Boettcher 4s been" doing a good iob'of ' 
leading these discussions, and they have been inost interesting and bene"i-ial to 
those who have attended. Faiy nore of 'our members should take advantare of these 
opportunities for studj' and critic isra. ..",■■ 

Next month it is our purpose to publish a new metrbersbdp list for' 19'.'' It 
IS h.elpful for you to know the na;,ies and ad(.?resces of the othevs in vom-^ organisa- 
tion. If you have not yet paid your-dues ('',1.00) for 19^'3, plt.ase do so '^o'as 
to hsye your narne included on the list. . ' ' ' 

_ ^ /jiy financial assistance you nay Five tc5 YOU;lS TRUI,Y will bo deeply appre- ' 
ciated and conscientiously used to best advantage, he, are still a little. in 
arrears of neetijip our ei'a^enses. A full financial report MnT\ be siibinitted n'^xt 
month. . ■ 


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Al^'^aj's wanting to grre, .^j/^ji'^ // '^ 


VolTlI Ho. 6 Howard lC '/hite, 3d,, Ii23 Rome ^.ve./Rockford, 111. 'Va/, 19^3 

r'aloved I-lother! 
S^eet and debonair 
"1th never a flower 
That you did not share- 
see you now 

/.th a bripht bouquet ^ 
7reshly picked ^'-^O).^/' .' 
To be given away — .-•£*' ^jr!""'"','*! 

//Tnbolic /'" .-'[_ 

u:* your entire life, V I^V--^^ 

.I:rouf.Th sickness and health, 

. i ,1oy, and in strife, 

...ways hopeful, 

Trvinf'; to live 

Mth no thou/ht for j'oarself 

LosJng your life i^ 
To find it an'ain \ 
With not a fiance baclaisra'^''' 
At what "mi[;;ht have been" — ^ 
Ivif.h a Spirit eternal Ai'MUl^Li,i' J iZ - ~ , 

And youtl-ful as spring Ilr. T. Parnoy Thompson, editor ucerit 
You live in our hearts I'/innebago Newspapers Inc., has con-ionted to ad vezs , 
And our rpix'-its take winp. .the Hockford IJriters' Guild at the : ny meetinp. Thinj 
—Vera Bell Jaccbscn.=-'ol-together is to be a dinner at I'dcl.-ey's rcstaur'aht' 
on Tuesday, Kay 26, 19^3 at 6!l5 I. I'. All who have not been contacted fur "a re- 
sui-vation may call members of the dinner com'^iittee. Hostepsos are Florence 
Bailey and Its. Robert Strong, telephone numbers 2-23614— I'Jsc Bailey or 3-2618— 
llrs. Strong, Any membe.' may invite one guest; the dinner price is two dollars 
(?2,00) each. Please mahe reservations by phone or raall a cai-d to be received be- 
foi-e or by Saturday Fay 23, 19?3. '^'^^ know that re shall nujcy this last luonLhly 
meeting of the season before we dij;persc for the sunmer vacation. But we rhall 
be reconvening apain in the fall, ''atch t'le newrpapers for the date of the first 
mep-ting. And do not for pet the AFI^IJAI PO' TRY CO.J'BGT o^ the Ur iters' Guild; 
follow the usual procedure: ^'ail thi-ee copies of each poev., one for each of the 
three o^dger. Enclose a small envelope coni-aininp your titles, your pen wane, 
vrhich is the only clue as to fbe null or, and which 1 r, ^^iDcd in the upper left 
corner of the enlr;^-. All peer ^ murt be typed in dcubl'^-s^^ao:;, 
four lines lonr. In the rr'all envelope be sure to >.u- ' "ovr real 


not ov-rr ti enty- 
r.c and add- 

ress, also. The directions will be publirl ed jn ovr cl+ paocrs ii« plenty o" 
time for the contest. The de )d lln'^ date tc rcc^-'ve t-atireo wi"' ' oc .cndf,', Mip. 
31, 1953. b'inninj poe>nLi rill h<^ ^\:i\~JO~xp->i.([ r.omted and hni/ in trc roai".da of 
the public library on ■ . '.y* an PL. ''c shall give tl'c moatl in tho full V at has 
been desi"iated '^y the librarian later. Pc ■^hin'-in."^ of your bc."u worl: and produce 
mor-; tc be criticised at the \fcclncsday pvcninj roun>i~table rcc+lti, s. Jt n'R-i \:±n 
you a i-ilace in oiu' so-called "hall of fame'", \'e all shall b3 'lad to h(,3r ; r, 
Tbompson, and tPcse who have been ba^ving tlieir vJork appc"rin_; in ''Column left" nay 
be glad to get in touch t-rith }r, Thoi.ipson, who is the author and inrti-'alor ox the 

(Uontinu^-d on page 3) 


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Vol. $ :io^ 2. Ibtrard M, iJhite, Ed., u23 Rome ' Avo_.^ , 11 3. Oc't^-'-loy . , «53 

No pounds rj:Q astir, save the sifjhinf, hveei,Q 
And the whisper Lif: leaves in the maple trees. \ A^^f^"'^^'^ ^A. 
The shacloirs lenjtiT.eiij I listen and trait ^/ ^'^ 

For the call of the coclr-phoasant to his natc. . \j^^^ ,^,yj 
Oft' he comes frora beneath the hed-iej ^ '^nvv -='/'"_ y-- 

ifow he appears at the side of yon led^e k')?*-'', j^ 

In hi.s r^olden brown suit, green neck and headJJ^^i^^Y^iXjk^ 
Bri:;;:ht eyes, i-Aiite .esTS exirl cap of red. ^<-''''^,'- ,rJ^?^^^^ 
Proudlj'- he stands, erect, sedate '^" ■''" 

As he loudly calls, once, twice, thrice to his nate.^ 

ShJ Hush, ai imusual sound I 

Suddenly hn crio'-es close to the [-round. 

fes he rone? ho, there he is 'cross the meadoxf 

Mear the stones b^r the spring in the •.?illDW«s shadoii. 

He tarries not but scuds in a clump of rusher. 

Soon he cautiously creeps fron ur.der sorae bushe?. 

He first peers about, then stanr's ei'ect aiid sedate 

lzi6. calls loudlj'' once, twice, tte'ice to hip ;;iate. 



'-If'' ^ y 

— /iTies h. r^obiriso^ 


Our re^-lai- nontlOy rectiur for 0-; Leber tiill be he^^L J.. ihe ho* e of ' rs. Stanley 
Skoo-, 90? 'O'-' Street, en ]' onday, Oct. 2',', at 7;3C ^ .: . 1^- pro'_ra'-^ hi'jMldrl " 
of the evenin'T 'ixill be the prese; t'.tion by yi'e. 'rLIur Tx-ipp of bc^vlferc, Jll, 
of sone of her O'm nusicsl co: pf^citions, /.. solo: ^ I and ciaio accor.prrist of 
OTii selection ^ i^l ^resent t^e lujibers. Readin's of recorded Dcetr-r bv famous 

poets fd-ll also be 'pla,; ed, uMch Ki3.1 have been EC'ie:;te. 

1 fn-,- 

that pur-'joso trr our 

new uro:_raii Ci-axma;., oboo 

All are cordial "'; ir.vited' to attend. 

Please refer to yonr Septerber issue of YOIV'd TTtib' for 'Die details of cur next 
radio ^roadcost. Tiie one s'^eduled for Septerber \ras pos-^poned in favor of a 

GoniiTunity Cl'jst program and v;iil he < iven ini te-'d or 
P. ji. Flease have ;-cyr dials t-'-'hed to W 11 K at tl;; 
Sx-reden of Celpm Ta-;orlM". 

'Jvn. . V- 

jt. 25, at 9:15 

tire for "A Visit to the 

The officers elected to serve the loclaord Viriif'rs' (hiilri during the new tern of 
office be'3iflnin'3 Jan. 1, 1951^ ai-c as follcx-TS ; Hoir-rd ^. VArite, president; Ixman 
W. Colt on, VLce-prcsidcrt; Vera "ell Jacobson, scc'-t^r*' and R. Fari^aret Howell, 
treasurer. lieu rtewai'dship arpoi/tees arc; br::. J^anley Sboor;, profn*am chairF-an; 
I'rs. Thrresia Kanib:',, "b-it.or of the S-'iiA-TLRi hrs. A. .\rthur Johnson, Hist-orianj 
and hrs. Doii Iiivi.e '^.aap, cha^inan of Sales and "ronotion. 










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Ibre-G tc ocr fers.tlii'uX teachem,' 
Ikive -s to f<isr eajjer yoiitl*,? 

!ijj?' an lurve rfeavcn *s blessing 

In their esjii-sat- Rearoh for truth.! 

yigtefJay I, visited a cLass-rcosi 
ai-s'tJi'.ecti .for the verfy Finst !%■ of 
i-iciifoii It had been arrimgod -sTita bv 
tistic cy>u iCtrj axid color to intrj^a® 
tile ey^ and create z-ari.os±'lj i. rfcysl- 
cal c«.if ort- Slid good y'DriOJig areaxi 
had been asaurad.a Chaxmng arid novel 
charts and books we.t« on displej/,, 
Sociaj. stiKiios and scisatiiTic fieicis 
¥E3re stressoao 

I ooiild tJC'i but oGspara tMs sn- 
vi.t*cr,j!ic,ut t/ltix fche bari-^n one of iay 
eJdJdUcod/ Then,, I had X^elt luoky 
ir one pic tare atterned the country 
achocl I'ooKsj ii" the dc3k'*l ;mist share 
xsere s.'.ui].l onc-cii.jfi oj- large s3K0'iigli for 
!:«?! if the slate'i;)encil (iidn't scrn:tch 
or jjqxr^ak vAimi I trrotc on ragr slate.. 

let I had lo'Wcd school »»■- all 
but aritk-ietiol Coiitaata in ■sdileh 
all elnht (jriictes ccnpeted i7lth slates 
hastily pil^d ok a .front rc-w desk iti 
oxiicr of SGr^ileticf- -.- tiKJSe hatod 
eoiit'::Dtsy had prcvod to (« tliivt riy 
Cijritii :.2%i.(i ability vas ";IL.> 

?ac3.ti.Qi Trip 

Cur t-.-c-n-mek racation trip this 
sxB/stiC-r cal.l«d for another riorthiyard 
tr8k tc eee e^gain tiie Cld 3al:f.foiTjia 
l-'lasicac,., ..jr- cl'mghter xvm to tefic'a 
a unit in theu to Pcurtli Grade, 

,}ac!i haci been aecc-jpllsbsd in 

•rf.3xt':; ' all fcictity-cnif! oil those "Us-- 
; fciio years s^c. .iaita Barbara, 
"oae .,: ,'sa ci' -.HaolaiSj Gac$ uore had 
;5. bell to ."or and the tmwim aid bolls 

at U-::,i.)oc, acsiv boiu?;; ixjotcrv^d by tijs 
:;o•v^:<^^ u.ienfc for actuai. de.^;ajstx'afc,€A 
c£" the fi::vn.;j0r in ^riiica ;..£.a0iciif3 uGoa 
t-c i\>ucticn,. had srveral afMi:vlca-sj 

bvdl<.iin»Sr Tlie- gar(i5.tts and fruit ire©s 
x-ffiKJ ,floi).y:lsliing^ At 3iHrha In-s; a 
lai'ge hidc'-tawiinc vfit had bosn sxca« 
vatedj. .^^.-jn at Oai-^^iel^ Father Serra's 
favorite ilissicaij we visited rcoins 
that had liad r-GcrrrA x'*:?storaticc;s„ 

Cur .fi»ic/i<J in Barkels^'' tock tis 
jEi^^airs to Sonosaj the ia.asic« fwrfcteat 
ncrt-hi, atit.1 v/e ejijc^i^xs onco acre the 
faiious Jorgenson col-leeticc of ilissicn, 
ptiintin^-ts. In tlio early part of tliia 

oeuturyj, /a^List Jcrcensoti and his vi'.ife 
traveled by hortso -xiA buggy to a,ll the 
Ldoislc/iis to taaka these bemrtiful studies^ 
•fe T«?it; all riiore i/Jisuivjjy iu 'Idio 'teers^ 
and fevvijiitiea 1 

rfe h?3.d tfisated Vae "Mfovt Louis 
:Hy?v'eaBcr! houso ix). Lbnterev sad had 

the tjpstaira rooa wiier'o 


for tile ne'.vBpaT>ar at two dollars a 
vn3Ck 3i;d nearlj died fre^a Hi*iiri;-utri..ticin 
and tubexY.nloais,, .'.arty dlA .■siiitiscx'itjits- 
photo0rar)hs^ and soae sc»uP7iai,rs i'rcsii 
failiaa x'^mro ca displ.aj,, Cncf oi tiieoe 
sciV'Qnirs v/as a ama3,l bf<.ingG Stjddba,, 
.IhiS'yrGnaon iiad tept it oa his dssk and . 
it iicwJi bf^^en considered an 'smn of 
''gocd liiclr., '' 

iit !3;illstoga v.'e ■ wer?* again, 
romnds^'d of St/svmmmi and his ch;ipters 
i.a "Silverado Sq'uattcjni'' iSi^out tlie 
pct.tli.'if~d tj'^es.. 

./s tl'iCiiifjM about jwctter ras^ious 
■j.'nn.tor as rsa .tNDde bacic to lisi-kolcry 
tlircuni^ 12I.S ¥alley cf tlie Ibon, ?en^^s 
Ti-as briy'at 5n -Uic i;i?*5niBg ok^r and ^se 
iCKKJ- tliat -Jack londcK's iddcv^- aaa sfciU 
liviiic ia tSiet T;alle;7v a valley he bad 
aaiki bolfitt/* to tlie wc>:rld.. 

'■%' are slot conteir!> to pass anq? 

f^nniKviiT f rtn tins scenes 

vh4 - 

i 4 ■-;« t. 


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7/2 e /^oc kjjo ^ d Wt I iets (fu lid 



Vcl, 5 No. $ Howard W. Wiite, Ed,, \iZ2 'lonie Ave.^ Icc'-c^crd., 111. 

Tall and awkward wi-^K '"Ccn j^ra;;/- eyes 
Anl a shock of coaree black 'lairi 
A vTaj!- of lookirifi doa;nwc.rd 
Be his ejes could neet folk square. 
A cham that captured wan;." hearts 
■•'ore t!-:an pevsoaalityi 
A character that crlovjed and flaned 
iind est the poor slaver free. 

— ■rade]yne Oeiser. 
•'• '"e holds as mtich of kindness 
;.s you yoi'.rspli are kind, 
-'nri just as ruch of bcautj?- 
.'s in yoior heart you find. 

—Agnes Miillen Skqog, ■ , . 

The Rocl^ford Writers' Guild will have it.<!T!4rithjl;Ji'ip^tiafr in thc~''c'ciferenc-' 
rocn of the Pocl'-ford public Lihraty on lb. hyraan ,St. on ; ond?y, Jan. 7< , at 7;0n 
I-o !'. !dcs hellie Joh.n uill be tSie speaker. She has chocpn for her tobic,"!-Jhat 
l-optr^/- Is". 

!-'iisp John, former head of the Enplish derartrent a") Gl t,-=l la -h and at hast 
h'irh School, in the anthor of tia-ee Hi -h dchool +cyt bo^/'s a'd n^ ?rovis poems. 
She is the odiborlal \,Titer for sp-varal puhli~hiT-j hoi^ .es c.: ' epe^-' ^s a great deal 
of tiiue reviriiic nanuscri.pts. uh" i^ a 'so a -jo.- ,rl+tr. 

For a nest int errs feir/j an n.or'-t-hle evjaiue, ("a/ i.i lopoi'cpd that all nem- 
bcrs \-fi\o can be pre scut to shate it t.ith ns. 

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Hay Ke remind you aj £ in to bt. tim-d to V .Ch en 3uidiy, Jrr . -^~ ^ at 9:15 p. 
"I. for the RADIO BROhhClST of ttr riochiVrd vaii:rs' Cuili. l-is- ^ 13 hall "is pr« 
pairing a fjcod propr ar for •'.'•o-ir listpnin^ pleiE're. 

hrs. Evelyn Bceitchrr, ch-iri an of Lie roiiad t'^tlA^ is Joi ig "n excellent 
job leading the poetry- aisci-'Sf.ionp and critJclsn. The round table reets every 
Wednesday evening at 7. '00 P. H, in the i.ain library on Fox-th ' yi,ian St. doimtox-m. 
\n hope that all irho can will ta'-'e adva£itaf-^e of tb;£e ror!: shop sessions', now in 

their fourth wceK of nieetin.Fs. If you live out of totTO or cau"«t be present f 

envelope . 

The East High Annual Hi'eative ''jrit^'n"- Content for 193'3, snonsored by the 
'school publication, EAST iIIGHTjjyfj s, edit'^-d by Tiir Jchr-son, was judged by four 
m-mbers of the Roc'-ford Writers' Guild. T' e f'oar res-^onsible for pickinr the 
^^finn^ng students froi. four different c-ia'crLrs (''.erious Foetr^r^ JIumorous loetry, 
Ensays, and Sh.or*-. Stories) rere ?dss Vir-ir • a "isi. 1 H>c'-'--r, hrs, Stanley Skoc^, I-2r. 
lurnan Colton, an-' !r. Hovai'd Mite, we "lf- to ron;ratulate these young people 
for their acconplishrente, and -je are ^lal i' .r ■'-rvi,,-? ' ?.d the opportunity of help-^ 
inf ijith the conl.'-sl. We also wisn to tu mh li.Zx hl'^^hUhhTS for the ccnplinen- 
taiy story on the Writers' Guild. 

rolTuS TPJili can al-.^a^-s u;::,e i.u-^e (n„tprial, so pleay-e keep in touch with the 
editor even thou'^h he does not '^lv(\ tiiic to ars-acr your welcome correspondence. 


Z! he (Rocklord (Unters' Qutlri 

Vol. g Wo. 6 Howard V. Uhite^ Ed., i-23 Rone Ave., Rockford,- 111. 


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Ifarch is stich an elfin thing, 

A little of xn'iter--a little of spring, 

lut winter's chill has lost its sting. 

id feathered choire begin to singj 
Hope sees a star and, llstenin.r-f, ■ 
Can hear the rustle of a \:inr. 
•lola M, ftigai'd. 






I 1 

!tr. and Vxs. Cerl V. Harloue request the honour or your "presence at +iie mar- 
riare of thoir daughter Vera to Ir. Thomas Hcrdin^ r on Caturd^y il.e tt'?ntr'-sev~ 
enth day of February nineteen hundred and f if \, -four at seven o'-lock in the even- 
jng Grace fethodisi- Church, Fourteen hundred and tbia teen ..osL State Street, Rook- 
ford, Illinois. (Recertion following YLCA River Lounne, 100 »i' Boulevard.) 

I'onthly Progran h'teting 

The Rodiford 'iriters' 'I'uild will meet in tiie conference roo^ at the fublic 
library on '■}, h^rran St., Konday, Feb. 2ii at 7:00 i. ]'•. Ine speaker for the even- 
ing will be Fannie P. Harling, vjho hi.s choten for her topic, "The hones 
of writers I have visited in many lands." Irs. Harlin'', \i^iO is one rf our mem- 
bers, is forner Dern oi ' c^en at the Cfiica.^o Tuslcal Cullege. She hrc !-ad sever- 
al books of poers pubHsled. She has traveled x/Ide}y .aid has visited 11 e Jiomes 
of many noets here and abroad. 

b'e hope titat many of our inerabers will take ar'vantare of +his opportunity to 
hear Irs. Harling Fhore wile experience as a iriter and ieocncr qualify her to 
speak most interest inrly upon the subject of her choice, Obe has made inauy friends 
among poets and rvitcrs nnd we are delifhtod that slie has coiisented to give her 
talk. Radio Bi-oadcast 

Pe siwe to tune in our monthly radio broadc<.st Feb. 2B, Sunday, at 9:15 F. F. 
on l.'RDK. Pcetirj-' RoundtaUe 

Ol^r poctr;' roundta^lc meets as usual everj' h'rdnend'y cvcninr, at 7:C(i P. !'. 
in the main libraiy on F. h'yrtan St. These discussions > m^e btcn'undcr the direc- 
tion uf lirs. Svel.yr Jocttcher. So far this year a r«cn-^iderabie volume cf poetry 
has come under discussion and criticism, \m liopc, t. t'le benefit of 1hose vho 
s-'ibrtiitted it. IJe i orjl like trure of our raDmbcrs to take pari In these x.'Orlshop 
activities, as ve fer^l tliat the quality of tlie iroi^L '/e I'o can be yoatly impruved 
bf participation in thes- lircussions. If you ctnnot b* nrescnt please send your 
po'^tr:,'- and verse to Frs. Eoettchor who will arran-^c lo have it criticised. 


Each montii "7curc Truly" roes orit to over 3*^0 ncrbers of the United Amateur 
Press Asscciatlcn in add'tlon t.o those nailed to o\\\' cwn members. Those of ' our 
r.embers who do not belonj, to this orFanisatiou aad wish tu do so in order to re- 
ceive the monthly bundles of literature sent ow.t ray address the secretary'' of the 
b. A. F. A., Fr. Sdward F. T-,ais, ^^^0 h. 39th St., tilwai.kee, Wisconsin. The dues 
j-re ill.OO a year ('1.10 if by check), "lours Trulj » tislies to thank all those T^iio 
have a part in its financial su| port enabling us to balance our budget and those 
who so generously contribute of their writing talent. 

ike /tock^atd U/ftli^^i (^ulld 

^?i!-JL_J?jJ?!._J,^^L^£!L]li_H:'^i* -'J^^ il^^ ■^^'!!.? Jf*^ • i Jf^^'iT^"'!^ l i^^ • ^T^^-" "^ > ''-^^^ 

ChJ How wonderful it is 
To run through the young, green grass 
Earefooted and fancy free. 
For you see \i\\pn spring comes 
All of the tedium that comes with the winter 
T-^ set loose, and like the young birds ,'\\\^ 
Taat fly back in spring /'^ 

>\^ M 

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/ 1 jf r,; 


I, too, am feeling iny wings, 

-^ferjori© Rcsecrance. 
To the human worm 
Tnc sly is a ceaseless vronder. 
to the gull, 
illing high on outstretched Hinge, 
Tine worm is a miracle ... 
Far greater.-- .Bil Hethercut. 

AFNuu:'icrT];iiTs V -v/ 

The progr?jJi meeting for Ilarch i;ill be in the hone cf j'OlT.S THiJT.Y'n- Editor 
HDuard ¥. Ifaite, ii23 Roiae Ave,, riockf ord, ni., at 7-3^ ?. Ii., Lund^iy, Farch-29, 
lour Editor and President wj.ll deeplr'- appreciate '.avlng as large a percentage of 
our merabership ^recent as pcsible to enjoy bin hnboliaiity. //demonstration will 
be given of how lOK'uS TRUIY is edited and publislied each )nouth. Tfiere will be a 
short business meeting after which colored Flides wiD.l be v.hmn of the 14,200 mi. 
western vacation trip taken last .august by the Edj.tor and his family. 

Please remember to listen to the Writers' Guild radio broadcast on March 28, 
Sunday, at 9a$ F. M. T?^e subject of the broadcast >d.ll be the udnd, as depict- 
ed in poetry and verse of members of the Guild, apropo to the windy aspects of 
the month of March. . ' ■ " 

at 7:00 

The poeti^,^ round-table diecussiocs continue each vjeek on Wednesday, 
\ M., in the reference room of Hockfcrd Public LibraiT. Please attend. 

Easter, at s\m-risc, the dark ciioir sang, 
"An dey crucified mah laTrd"— 
Sang while tears drooped from their eyes. 
'•Dey laid Him in de tomb", 
Exulting gladl;;,'- that He arose, ^.j^* 

"Rose from de dead".~~Klta Robinson, ij ] 

Kother Nature vjcarily tucks again U \ 

The thin snow blanket over the lively Eirta, 
VJho liJ:e a mischievous child wi:'l thro\; iH aside 
or the light coveiung of beautiful b^ri.^g i'lmrcru. 

— Ilita Hobinson. 



I stand Q 

beside our Father 

haTid i a 1iand 

and lift ro,- eyes 

unto Wis face..,. 

I sifi ?t peace 

and uud« r grace. 

-'ijues Mullen Skoog. 

S A LITTLE CHILD— P"'r^-Tv^'\ 

as a little child, h'-(/^r\»^ 

- "7m- 


Vol.g No» 8 

WJsfc OF Tlil. S/HEIffiS 
Hi eh 1n the heavens, in the purple aiid silver 
Of'"thu heavens, is a singing, a chanting, 
M ethereal wallinp, high and strong, 
Fale and beautiful. |,lj 

It echoes in the stare; ,y>\, 'j' 

It Fanders in the magnificence of tho^.tgaiaxxen 
Flr'h in the splendor of the sl:l<s.^ ^^ 
The vastness of the universe, |j|,|,jl|^|l 
The timelescness of eternity— ■ ' 
These are its audience, 

-■■ith all tlie wonders of the •,;|.j'| 

':uT5^ planets, tie fabulous conntella+lons. |.|^| 
iTi.jredibly m.'eot, it si-:ells and dininishes, 
K'3 aches beyond a million suns, 
ever ending, gro-ring only laore 
L03.1i...-nichaol 1-lolquist. ^^.^r,,,:^. 

The Rochford Writers' Guild rill meet on honday eveniac, /^xil 26, ^ab 7:?0 
..+. the home of llrs, Thomas Justice, 608 Frincis ".ve., Loves .H-rma^ 

C.Hon, our vise -president, .lill tell about a rcc^r^t trxp to Dcla. X'r^tntnf 
-nd Iowa He -.dll read several of his recent pocps '"u-'-h rcr'- anspii'^n dmxng 
?1 trip' £s. Bertvl Peterson fiill-shov colored slides of 5vcden, Lon^ and 
I: Stic circle as^ an added interesting feature of the ^--f-^'^-^fJ^^^^ 
that many of our members will attend this meeting ^'^^^^'^'U'^r^^ ■'^''^ ^^ 
fellovship it will aford. Francis Ave. is east from Ko. 2nd A., one block no. 
of thp i'ioo*mrd -Goveraor Co. Please tr;^ to bo present. , .,i o< ^+ 

Our radio broadcast is scheduled for the usual J'^^^^^/^f f "^' ^l^jfj^, at 
on^ K H. Those Kho en;ioy these prograr^s uxll be interested to knuv; that a 

irt soloist on a previous broadcast, l^, Ernest Ivas^xng, fiIT jive a re.ital 
7-.'day evening, ¥.s/ 1 , in Tnlcott Hall nl Ruduor-l Hulle'-'c, it ^ asring is 

:^11 kroTin for b^s masteiT of the cello. A special ^> atvr-- of the prc'ram will 
b^ L5r"ritten% S^s^ the lyrics for "hich '^ere .Tiiien b, -r sxster. 
e. have a letW from I ^p rl an, "m re 11 Smnh in ^u-^o, J'^P^^ '? rhich she says. 
Poir ^'r hhlte. First I shoul<l tell you ho- much 1 .nj ^ rec 'vinr -^OTJuG iRblJ., 
^al'.hat it does for mc. It's liho a nice ^resh h.c. .e off .uoh Ix. r o hear 
^^■.m all of you there in Eoclif a- d and ^-nov ',ha& vou're np to. I can't ihan.. you 

1 cc 

;i,id ' rite voluraos 

;-,ourh'thou|^i for putting t!ie itei. in about cur orphan .,,,., ,n^ 

ajo-t tho-e roor little thinprs. I do ho-c raany rxH scovt thr' u-;h ol ex/ ola 
^StL; aM put tion in the mil limedi^ly, bocmxse it t^xs ^.cut 1. -crks for 
a box to get here and t-.'e may leave hers --n Jul-. . , , .. 

\To?ds can't exr^ress the thrill T got u'hen Irs. Shoe's bnx^.rrxved and xt 
certainly shotoed the thought and effort si>c an] her sxsurr put xnto xt. I took 
the th.ings to the oi-phanage and the Chief T^octor put his «orV asx^e and made the 
nnnds'ith me to put the things right in the children's hands. lou should have 
'xid the squeals and seen the happy faces idien they got those toys and I'm quxte 
.irc they never oiined a pencil or crayons all to themselves much less a vhole 
vriting tablet., etc. 


— ' THE 

^©o:d<[F(]3[R[d wd^dueks' 


Vol. 6 rio. 1 Howa rd W. l.'hite, Ed., ii23 Rofne Ave., Rockford, 311, 

Oh little poem, 
wine your way 
to the eternal skies 
and there lie listening 
at the feet 


of all the pood and wise... -.r'j i-^^'^Z^:^ '/Y.Vt^ 

and then 

uing back to earth a^ain \ i \ c-^i i -% 

to tell me what you know ='j^^ ■j_j7.L-_^'/:if=i 

of all tho gocd , &'^m/\^r >^'A^ 

and all the xriEp... , " ■&->^'W--^l 
I need so much to f^row. --^tTT-JSc^r^ 

— Agnes I'ullen Skoog. r~~2=^ 


Our first meeting this Fall will be en Kone'ay evening, 

ept. 27th, at 7:00 

P. M., in the Conference room o£ the Rockford Public Library on K. Vyma'n St. 
This will be a business and orientation meeting related to the comini; season of 
Guild activities. Since Ann V.'lley is not qpiite ready to take over tiit^ duties of 
Pi'esident, Ihw^vd \niite Trill finish out the first year of a split term of two 
years shared by he and Frs. v.llcy. It is agreed that ' llry shall take over 
in Januari--, 1955. Let's have a big turnout for our first meeting of the season. 

The first radio broadcast of the season will be riven under the direction 
of Nell Barton Hall, our radio chairman, on Sunday, Sept. 26th, at 9:l5 P. H. 
The pro.ftram will be entitled, "September". Please tune in I: R I' and listen.. 
Delegates from the Guild are planning to attend the Annual Ineeting of the Rock- 
ford^Radio Council to be held Sept. in,- tho main dining roon of Rockford 
College at ^tk^ P. f;. 

A list of the 195U Fall Poet r?/. Contest winners alonn with details will be 
included with this issue. 

KeKbers of the Rockford T-riters' Guild r-.nd especially contributors to YOURS 
TRULI will be interested to know that we have been honored two years in a row by 
the United Amateur l=ress Association, having won again the Laureateship in their 
Firaeographing Contest. ¥t. Edward F. Daas of Mlwaukee, Vis., sends congratula- 
tions in behalf of the U. A. P. A. The Laureate Certificate reads as folloxvs; 
"To Howard W. IChite the Judge of Award in the Dlimeographing Lfiiireate Contest of 
the United AjTinteur Press Association finds that lOllRS TRUTT i'or A:)ril is worthy 
of the Award of Laureate for the year of 195u." Signed; James C. leland. Judge; 
Edward F. Daas, Secretaiy; George A. Boehme, President. ' e are vei-y gi-eatf\il to 
those who had a share in conferring this honor unon us. 

Friends of Marion' Howell Smith will be interested to know that she has pub- 
lished a new book for children in Japan. entitled, "The Dragon's Tail", published 
by Shinozaki — Shorin of Tokyo and illustrsted by one oP Tokj'o's leading illustra-, 
tors, PusakoHuga. T^.'o forr:;er books for children, "A Chariot for Beppi", an Ital- 
ian adventure, and "A Feather for the Groiim", about the German people, are also 
to be published in the Shincf.aki English reading series. Many rlready know th-i,t 
she has been a volunteer worker at Kiefuku orphanage in Tokyo and has interest, d 
members of the Guild sending clothing, toys, and other gifts to the orphanage. 






Vol, 6 No. 2 Howard h. Ivhite, Ed., k23 Ronie jVvp., itoc! ford, 111. Nov., 19gh 

Let's take a ride in the country 
On an Autumn day, 
And tJirill to all tb-e beauty 
Ive'll see upon the ray. 

1/hite farmhouses and big red ba^n 
Church steeples rising high />' 
Above a quiet villaf.e__ ^^^^^|.^!«^ 
Beneath a clear, blue "sty. ^^^^ 

Farm animals in the meadoifiT^^-^ 
Trees on the rolling hills 
Ai-e red and yellow and russet j — 
Such peace should cure our ills. 
— Lola v.. Haaard. 

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The Rockford Fritors' Quilrl vjl] m.iPt next on Iirtnii;''y pvcnin'^, Oct, 2^, at 
7 "30 P» M., at the home of Krs. T. Arthur Joto.-^on, 130 South Prospect Street. 
Mrs. Albert Johnson will be present to give an informal talk on her visit to 
Morocco and Spain. This should be of ini.erest to all our .members. Our treas- 
urer, Krs. R. Margaret Howell will also be on the pro''Tam to favor us with sev- 
eral readings. 

Our readers are all invited to [30 to the Roc'-ford l-ublic library on iforth 
IJyman Street to see the displ.':^/ of the winning poems from our annual poetry con- 
test which have been liunn in the Rot^mda on the second ^loor. They will be on 
exhibit from Ccti I8 thru Hov. 13, \%\x, Ml who hove o ur on display there 
may call at the library/- for their mounted poems on or ''ft^-j' Jox , V . please 
pick them up as soon nft'^r that date as possdble, for ■) uo Jibrai-ian requests 
that they be rei-.ovcd r.s quickly as possible. If you f...iil to picl; b^iem up v/ithln 
a feu days aftei- the liith, the poem.s will probably be found in tP^e hands of one 
of the Giiild officers. Plnase call Piss Bailey for that information. Jrhone 2-236ii. 

It is expected that our Y)9'\ SiUTLER will be off the press and ready for dis- 
tribution for our November m.eetinr. Prs. Carolyn Robertson has been newly ap- 
pointed chairman of promotion pnP distribution for the SAPPLuR. Members of the 
Guild are asked to five her their hearty cooperation. 

TOTOS TRUII has had some response to its request for material for publica- 
tion, but not as much as hoped for. Please send poetr^p, vf.rsc, articles, and 
stories (short ones) for publication as far in ad-i/ance of the publication date as 
possible. The is the 5th of the month {.srior to the month dating the 
issue. Some have been disappointed hj the fact that their material came a little 
too late for use if it happened to be seasonal. Pe hope to put out a very special 
Christmas issue for December, so please Peep our needs in mind. The farther a- 
head we can plan each issue the bett.-j- tPe job we can do. If each member of the 
Guild would cooperate by sending to the editor at least one item for publication 
this year, our paper would be Freatly improved. If you can send nothing, write 
anyfjay; we enjoy hearing from you. 



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Ninety-second Talk ". , '' ' April I955 


Nominations for officers will 
close in less than three weeks. 
The. nominations received so far 
endorse the present officers for 
re-election. A fine tribute to 
these officers who have served 
you so well. However, you were 
told that Irma Reitci will not 
be a candidate for re-election. 
She will succeed George Boehme 
as Chairman of the Executive 
Board. YOli 'ai.L BE TfTE JUDGE if 
you wish me to continue to aet 
as Secretary. I will have to 
make the decision by May 1st 'if 
my name is to appear on the bal- 
lot. I appreciate the many let- 
ters received requesting me' 'to 
be a candidate but there eire mo'v 
ny,many others who have not giv-'' 
en any expression as to whom 
'they want on the next Executive 
Board. I do not belong to any 
other organization Because I 
have given all my time to the U- 
nlted. I am' ready to retire' from 
all active participation in the 
affairs of the association. It 
i? in a very healthy condition. 

There are no obstacles ' apparent' 
to its continued success. 

Nominations must b 
President, First Vice- 
Second 'Vice-President 
woman). Secretary, Tre 
Official Editor. Als 
1956 convention city. 
THE JUDGE in nominat 
dates whom you would 1 
elected 'to office next 

made for 
(must be a 
asuror and 
for the 


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iko to see 

July, 'c-i 

The following amendm.ents to the 
Constitution have bee proposed: 
Article II, Section 4, Eliminate 
"who shall be a woman". Omit Sec- 
tions 13 and 14 from. Article II. 
This will discontinue the offices 
of Manager of the Manuscript Bu- 
reau and Librarian. All the Manu- 
script Ivianager«- --of the past years 
have complained of a lack of co- 
operation on the part of the mem- 
bers and have suggested that the 
office be discontinued-. Nita G. 
Smith has acted as Librarian, for 
■m.any years but is unable to carry 
ori the work she did for the Frank- 
lin Institute .where- the A. J. ex- 
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Vol, 6 No. 


Howard II, '.Mte, Ed., 1423 Rome, Rockford, 111. Feb, 

Iionth of lieart and hatchet 
And of log-cabin, too. 
Month of bmts' beginning 
I'onth of days so fet-J, 

Second in the series 

Of ttrelve that make a 7/ear, 

Hot quite end of winter - 

Too soon for springtime's cheer, 

'''T'.'-'^ge betireen tiie seasons 
T\i-'r- oft' cold than wax'm - 
Itrth pionth of the famous - 
liouth of cupids' charm. 

—Caroline H, Robertson. 

The Rockford Writers' Gviild %'i31 meet at the home of Mrs. Robert Strong, 
C?il Glerafood Ave,, on Honday evening, January 2Uth, at 7:30. The speaker for 
■<^e occasion will be Rev, Dennis Geaney 0, S. A,, instructor of English at St, 
'"onas High School, Rev, Geanej'' viill revievf his' recently published book, "lou 
,-;-- ^ not Your ftm." Krs, Stanley Skoo^ V7ill serve as co-ho.'^tess irlth Ilrs. Strong,, 
.:l is fitting to add that a larr;e percentage of out <'ic"rl)ershlp should be present. 
icr it is anticipated that we slioiild profit a great dofl for having heard the 
cc;nents and exrierience of our spoa]-er. Try to be thetX'. 

The Poetry Round Table, uncter the leadership cf Iro. iSven^rn '^o etcher, began 
.its series of moetingr; oh Tu,esday, Jan, 11th and t^ill continur: to i^^eet eveiy Tues, 
c"enlng at 7:00, in the conference room of tla Roc! ford Tulilic library on Worth 
i?y:nan 3t, until notice of its discontinuance in the Sirring, This is our u'ork- 
ahn-p "for the poets of the. Guild. It is hoped that all T.i.ll take full advantage 
rf these opportunities foi' stud;;." and criticism in the ai't and science of tfriting 
poetrj'' and verse, ^;Jon't you help to annjjnate these gatherings iiith your pi'esence, 

Tlie Radio broadcast of the Rockford Ifritorc' Guild, of all its activities, 
is perhaps the oas.iest to overloo!c and for get when licteain;;_; tinie coi.ies round, 
La,ch month our Radio chairman, r;is? Hell Hall, prepares an intcrestinc program 
for presentation over 11 R i: at 9'.1^) 1. lu, the last Sunday of the nonth. The 
ne^t broadcavst fallc on the 30t]i of January, Be sure to have your dials tuned to 
•J R K that evening for the broadcast. The station, aiul , i ss Hall, too, are al- 
ways happy to receive youi* comments and criticism cf these pro';rains. Drop a card 
or letter to the station to indicate your interest in the broadcast, /tlso stand 
by to be of service to I'iss fall in irriting her scripts for these proerams. 

YOIIRS TRULY is happy at all titiies to publish reports from the officers and 
committee chairmen of the Guild. Fe sure to trpe them out and mail them to the 
editor in time for public ration in the issue in which they are to appear. \t the 
present time YOURS TRULY lias a publication deficit of aboiit 'p2?.0O. This is not 
alarming since \re are still running x-ell xflthin our annual budget, but anything 
yoa can do to help us out of the red will be appreciated. Be sure also to mail 
us your litterax-y contributions. 

Tti£ 'AOC\(?Ol{D \yKrfEKS' GUILD 

Vol. 6 No. 7 Houard W. VJhite, Ed., I t23~Rome""Aye77Roc'^f"^d, Ill~"Apr., 195? 

■I. !J. R. I. 
Seven times Ife spoke to them 

before the darkness came. 
Seven times He cried aloud 

from His cross of shame. 

Seven times the people beard 
amid the mocks and sneers. 

Seven times His afonor 
blended with their tears. 

Seven gems that form a croiin 
not like that He wore, 

But a diadeiii for us 
to reverence ever more. 

— Caroline Robertson. 

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The Rockford Writers' Guild Kill meet in the -hoire of IlrRXchax^es/, 
Boettcher, 120 Fair view Blvd., at 7:30 I. ¥., Fonday .{/i rrch 28. Frs. Robert 
Viley, fo\mder and president of +he '.Titers' Guild, fill .talk on Poctr^-, Painting 
and Pottei:\r, and T;ill show colored slices of her own yaiatinVg-that illus€!'ate 
some of her poems. lirs. f'iley, x^ho j.s Principal at Terrace ?iew Sclr6oi;'and al- 
so teaches second and third grades tliers, received an at.?ard for her pnintin-^ 
"The Hairth", at the Jury .Sliow held at the Rockford Art Acpociation in April' 
195li. She has had a book of poems published entitled "A timber of Thinp;s»', and 
her poems also appear in the Sampler. Vie can assure you from past exmrience 
that you will have a most enjoyable evening If you cone. lour' presence at these 
meetincE helps maintain the high stanxlards of the Guild. 

ATTEITIOIT: OoT regular monthly meotinr^ for April i-ri. 11 be moved f onward 
to llonday, April 11th, at 7J30 P. K. It trill be held* in the liosae of~our~TTreiir 
dent, Ann Wiley, 13 16 Grant Ave. Ijrs. Luraan V:, Coltcn, Tjife of our vice-oresi- 
dent, will be co-hostess. The speaker of the evenin--: will be Roirena Bennett of 
I/arrensville, Illinois who will deliver a humorous disertati.on on hats, most ap- 
propriate for the Easter season. Since TOURS TRUtl will not be out iji tim.e to an- 
nouco the April meeting we are maldnr note of it here, riease be sure to attend 
this interestiufi session. 

Go out East State st. to the city limits. Turn left at l/arren Ave to Grosb^'- St 
Turn right on Crosby to Falrview wo. Turn rifht on r'airv^ew to your dfstina- ' 

OF THE MONTH. I'JATCH m:S PAPERS FOR ANY CHMGE OF TlfOi;; Also'remember th^t th. 
poetry round table continues to meet every Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the Ptiblic 
Libraiy on lyman St. Prs. Chas. Boettcher is doing a wonderful .lob as chairman 
and deserves -tihe full cooperation of all members who are interesteii in poetrv and 
verse writing. . i- ./ 


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Vol, 6 liO. 6 Iloi^ard W. \Ihiie, Ed., 1^23 Home Ave., Rockford, 111. I!ar., 19?S 


!Iarch uinds, you sre so rcstlecs, reaching out 
Erplorinj, like a ncu-born's hur.'jrj'- lips 
The thinniri;? ice, the r-.cltinfj snow, tlie cap 
Now coursinr^ tovrrd the bore trc 


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You bluster, bliiiT, and badger us_, . ^ ^ , 

IJe feel you are the mcst rude thinp that blcv^s, , A, 
Rough, nois;,'-, bangy, r?ucouSj stinpinr cold,^xj^^' '^^• 
Bringing dlsconfort to our ears and nose. \'^^ 






But vhen you've vorn us down vrlth all yoia'/fus^s 1 
And stepped on I'Jinter's heels a timeor'tvo \ V'// //f| //(\/ 
lou suddenly go eoXt, then leave us X'^ith \ lli// Wf W 

An April shower's kiss, as an adieu, '\^W\ W/ If "'"^"^ / ''^' 

— Luman W. Colton. //v^^N/Vv Jk\ 

AKNOUNCEKElfrS / \/ \/ 

The Rockford Writers' Guild will meet at the borne of I'lrs, Valter Johnson, 
1808 South i|th St., on Mond.iy, Feb, 26th, at 7:30 P. 1% Idrs Vera Ocll Jacobson, 
Resident Director of the Konta^^ue House and Secretary of the Gtiild, will present 
a proftram on Poetry. Fiss Jacobson, t?ho is also I^iblicity Chairman of the Kondsy 
Booh Club, fas asrarded First and Second i^riaes for her poems, "Retrospection" and 
"I.usic", in a Rockford Wornans Club I^etry Contest. Her poems also appear in the 
aui:'d Sampler. She will be assistcj in the Feb. pro:_ran by Ir, xTav?ard b'hite -t.-ho 
v:ill analyse poetrj^ from tljc Dible, Lrs, il. Margaret ''o^xll 'ho rill read from 
Tq^rohiko Kagawa's "Songs Fron fhe ?51x5ns", -irs. .'are - 1. 'arlin' ^ ho \-ill read ex- 
ar.ples of English poetrj'', IW-, Juanita .'obinroa v ho "-ii: r .d xroju .anl Lax.'rence 
iJunbar's Ij-rics of To\dy I if' , -'nd i,m\ Hoy irho "ill ~ive d brioi sketch of 
]io:?ena Bennett (our am t'oet) arid her poetr^'-, sowc of ^ hich tdTl be road. :.iss 
Jacobson trill read frow Rabiudranath T-ii^ore of India, -vi an hjj,borical poem, The 
Kassacre by Gabriel IJobster dealing T-ith an Indian las^acre at Shabona Park near 
where I'iss Jacolson vas born. \Jc fiope you are -.11 ^hfre. 

Be sure to listen to tlie &ii1d broadcast au 9'JK v, n. Sunday, Feb. 2?. Miss 
Hall requests that ire xjatch +he ne-uTspapers for any possible clianrte in the time of 
the broadcast. 

The poetiy round-table continues every Tues. evening at 7;00 1", K. in the 
^Conference room of the Rockford Public library. 

liEFORT Ol-i TRE JAflUMlY 1-E,TI"G. 

The January 2)i Trieeting of the Rockford Uriters' (>uild' vas held at 7:30 P. M, 
at the neuly built home of kr. and kirs, Robert Strong, 2211 nienwood /ve. Due to 
inclement "eaiher and slippery strsets the attendance vas small, ill who were 
able to attend, however, -felt hipkly repaid I'or thcdr effort. 

After I'frs. •.lowellks financial report, ani". other bus'lness, the program was 
given over to krs. Stanley Gkoc;. 3h_e had arranr.ed a vei-y fine talk- by the Rev, 
Dennis Oeaney, instructor in social science at ,M. Thomas Jti(Th School. The sub- 
ject of this informal talk iras his i-ecurtlj'- wriLteu book, "lou Prd Hot lour Om", 
several copies of which were at h.anu. 

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?ol. 6 No. 8 Horard VJ, VJhlte, Ed., Ii23 R ome Ave_,_, Roc Word, Hj. . _J'i^,_1955 . 


If you could waken from your quiet sleep 
For just one precious hour, and talk with me, 
I'd share t-rith you, as I could not, before, 
A deeper understanding . . . ^:/mpat% 
For all the dreams 3^ou knex? imuld not come true. 
I'd see the eager heart within your slight 
And work-xiorn body , , . sense the drear:/ years 
That drained may the girlish hopes that filled 
Your soul, yet could not dim the brightness there, 
I do not have the patience . . . dignity , . , 
To Tjal!: through life as you did, to its close, 
But now I understand ho^: young you Here: 
For I am just the age that you irere then, 

—Eunice lleinders. 

The regular monthly meeting for ilay has been moved fort^ard to Fond.'^'-, the 
16th. It will be a dinner meeting to be hold upstairs in»s Rentaurant in 
Freeport, Illinois. Dinner i-iill be served at 7:3,^ F. I'. Thos*^ from out of totm 
fill find the restaurant near the corner of the intersection of Rt. ,'20 and Gtev- 
enc-on St, A^-proaching from the east on Rt. ;20, turn loi't on Stevenson, The 
place is 3 or U doors from the corner on the left side of StevoiiSon St. 

The speaker of the evening vxD. be Fr. Charles S. StocVinn: vhu lives at 
101)4 W. Stevenson St. in BYeeport, He is the author of "Iil^;hligats of Pi-eeport" 
and conducts a class in creative i-Triting there. He is a teacher by irofcssion. 
Please get in touch with tfrs. Stanley Skoop, 90^ "35" 3t,, 'loc'-ford. 111. if you 
need transportation and i-ct your reservations in as soon as possible. 


The Hoclrford Ifriters' Guild is announce in g plans for itn annual poetry con- 
test uhich is oyien to the public, roens nay be subi jittecl ti 1 rp . 'jtiulGy SIcoog, 
90S "D" St., Rodrford beeinning Au-^ist 1, 1$^$ and nol later than ku^zvet 30, 

Three copies of each pocra, typevrritten doixl'l'^-rpared on rcuArr tj'pe- 
t-nriting paper and sj.[-ned ritli a pen name in the upnor lefL iir.nd corner of each 
co^y, are required. A sealed envelope containin;_; the ^uthor's pen-naiae, real name 
and address and the titles of tlie pcows must be included. [\acl. contestr'nt May 
si-br,iit as many as tliree poems. Ho poem over tirenty five lines uill be accepted. 

An e:diibit of the i;inninc poems will be held in the Roe'' ford Public Lib- 
rary the last tiro xrceks in Ot^tober and the first tuo vcel r in Hovcmber. Gontest- 
a-F. T, Tfho are found elif^ible by the jud!?es to have their popms in the exhibit, 
ai'd rho want their poems ji-tmbo-tj'DOd, mounted and hun-;, are cs'-ed to specify same 
ani either leave or mail the information in an envelope ac-'i^t s-ied to the Rockford 
' liters' Guild Poetry GonLest, c/o Rockford lublic Libra-v-^ 'H\'-nan St., Rockferd. 
P'.'^ts are asl'ed to include S^i!;. for each poem to be mounted and hung. 

The committee for the noetj.y exhibit cons-^sts cf ] iss Florence Bailey, 
Fr-?. Robert Strong and V.rc, Stanley S3:oo:t. 

ilFPLfTATIOW: The great difficulty is first to vdn a reputation; the ne>± to keep 
it uhile you livej and the nr-xt to preserve it after j'-ou die. — B. R. Haydon. 



Vol. 7 No. 1 Howard W. White, Ed., 1+23 Rome Ave., Rockford, 1 11. Oct., l? g$ 


Expressed and tearful, lost in xirorry , [V ^|^> 
I ifandered to a forest lair, j-^'^y-'^* 

Where often, in ny early childhood,'^ ' 
I fled, to seek contentment there. 

The singing birds, the brook's low murmur, 
Th© huw of bees, small creatures' flight, 
The rustling trees, wiia bios corns', 
The soothing breeze, changed dark to light. 


All these, just little things, remember 
Surpassing human aid, are free . . . 
God's nature-gifts to one dejected, Q 
iO-beit you, or be it me. r 

—Ella M. Leibfortk. ' 

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in its first meeting of the Pall and .IJinter season, the Eockf ord Writers ♦ 
Guild I'ill raeet at 7:30 P. M. on Monday, September 26th, at the hojiie of Firs. 
Caroline Robertson, $3h9 Bennett St., Loves park. Her co-hostesses will be Ifrs, 
Hans Hanitz and Mrs. Perry French. Since this idll be the first business meet- 
ing of the season, all members are urged to attend to plan for the year, Mrs. 
Robert ¥iley, President of the Guild, i-^ill shot,- pictures taken during her recent 
trip abroad on trhich she visited tiienty-five countries in ISurope, /ifrica and the 
Middle East. This should appeal to all our travel loving members. We hope to 
sec you there . 

Our first Radio Broadcast of the season will be made on Sunday, September 
25th, at 9:00 P. !•. over ¥ R K. An announcement of important interest to all 
irill be made on that broadcast. Please be listening. 

Irvin ShretJsburj'- Cobb, toorican journalist, humorist, author, lecturer, and 
film actor vas bom in Paducah, Kentucky, June 23, 1876 and died in lleir York City, 

March 10, 19Uli, He cane of old ..nerican stock., horbeit, a poor man's con, left 
school in his second year of high- school to eai-n a living, and uhile studying 
short-hand in his spare time, supported himself driving an ice i:ac-on and sending 
cartoons to comdc vreeklios. At ninoteon(he becanc a reporter on the Padxicah 
daily nei^s while in his teens) he ras the Editor of the laducah daily news, gain- 
ing prominence in the South tlTrough his column '»3our r.ish", published later i-^hile 
he was on the staff of the louisviHe, Py, Evening Font (IB98-I9OI) 

Seeking a broader field ho -.'rnt to Net: YoEk City and became special xfriter 
and editor of the hiimor section, first of the Evening Sun (190l4-1905) and second 
of the m^ening ¥orM md tht Sunday b'orld (1905-1911). Still later he became 
staff contributor to the Saturday Evening Post (1911-1922)- and the Cosmopolitan 

Magazine (1922-1932), 

Mr. Cobb %jrete rnore than 60 books, numerous short stories, plaj'-s, essays, 
humorous skits, and various motion picture scenarios, reaching full stature as a 
short story writer in 1912. His character. Judge Tricst, was considered by ot,b 
critic to be "the best repxesentativb So-utVierraer ever pTesexit^d in literature". 


Vol. 7 Ho. 2 Hoi-rard Iv, 'Jliitc, Ed., Ii23 Rome Ave.^, Rookford, 111. Nov., 

They called it Forest City, 
And it was rightly named; 
Its giant trees, magnificent, 
O'er all the land t'cre famed. 

But yesterday I strode along 

On Konta^gtte and Main - 

The trees that I so long have loved 

Were cruelly slain... 

Could I believe iry eyes? 

y^ heart was torn within me, 

And I heard naught but sighs. 



The lonely streets were stark and wide. If J Q^U 

No branches waved a welcome, ' y -^ 

No leaves to whisper lowj 

Must "progress" kill what years i-eve"^ wrought? 
I'fust strength and beauty ^o? ^-^fiff ~\^''^'€^^ 

-^?era Dell Jacobson. W^&'R J iiifw. 

The next monthly meeting of the Rookford Writers' fjuild will be on Oct. ?ij., 


in the home of Frs. Thomas L. Justice, 608 Francis Ave., Loves Park. As usual, 
the meeting tdll be held on the fourth monday of the ^nonth at 7:30 -'. !'• lifter 
the business meeting thei'e will be a program of interert to all. iirs. Wiley is 
planning to shot-i more of the slides she took on her European tour. 

BE SURE to tune in the radio broadcast over "J R I' at 9:00 'xr , M., Sunday, 
Oct. 30. Call or write the station to fhor your appreciation. 

"- .J 

Ue were saddened upon learning 'of the death of our friend and long-time merJi- 
ber of the Guild, I'r. Thomas J. To Gartl^- of Gal. na, 111. 


I want to express iry deep gratitude to Florence Baile^'- and Tercedes Strong 
for their wonderful help on the Poetrj" exhibit. They have given more than gene- 
rously of their time and talents. I want to express appreciation, too, for the 
help Evelyn Boettcher gave us,— Agnes Imllen Skoog. 

All who can should make an effort to visit the Poetry exhibit in the rotunda 
of the Rockford Public library on l.ynian St., and not only honor the efforts of 
the committee, but acquaint yourselves idth the fine work done in the contest this 

year.— Ed, 

Urs. Skoog was relieved of her duties as program chairman at her request - 
she has done a^fine job - and Ilrs. Klley, ow president, has directed that each 
host or hostess arrange his or her om progrmn and get the anuouncoments to the 
papers. These notices should be mailed to ilrs. Isadora Kelson of the hiorning Star 
and to YOURS TRULY. In a diecussj.on on the financing of the S/il.rLE.R, xt was re- 
solved that those publishing poems, ttierein should be charged .,6.00 per page this 




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Vol. 7 No. ii Howard W, 

>Mte_, Ed., U23 Rome Ave., Rockford, ni.'jan., 19^6 





'A I M ^ 

M £ VV J 

Give me a good digestion 
And something to digest, 
Give rae a healthy body 
With sense to keep it at its best; 
Give rae a healthy mind 
To keep the good and piire m sight, 
Which, seeing sin, is not appalled. 
But finds the One ■'vho set it right. 
Give me a mind that is not bored, 
That does not. whimper, whine or sigh 
Don't let me worry overmuch 
About that 'fussy thinr called "I". 
Give me a sense of humor-, Lord, 
Give me grace to see a Joke,- 
To get some happiness from life. 
And pass it on to other folk! 

— Author unknown, 


The. December monthly meeting of The Rockford ^Titers' Guild will be on 

S?'^^^' H'^ ^'''^^> ""* '^•^^ '' ^' ^" ^^'^ '^^"'-^ ""^ ^^s- ^o^ert Idley, 1316 Grant Ave. 
This meeting will be a Christmas. party, and all who attend are asked to come and 
bring a 50?! grab ~ift accompanied by. a jingle. Members ai^c welcome to brinr their 
husbands, wives or friends. Mrs. Stanley Skoog will serve as cohostess with Frs 
Wiiey. Ilrs. Wiley vill shoi-r more of the slides taken on her European trip. They 
will include scenes taken in England, Scotland and Ireland. Our good poet friend 
from WarrenviUe, Illinois, Roxfcna Bennett, is planning to attend. Come and make 
merry with us. 

Be sure to include in your season's listening pleasure our monthlj' radio 
broadcast. This is scheduled for Christmas day evening at 9:00 o'clock over 
W. R. 0. K. ' 

Announcement will be forthcoming later re/^arding the beginning date of 
our poetry round table discussions. 

w v,n J^^ ^^'^'^ ^'^^^ honored again this year by being chosen to judge the "East 
m.ghlights" creative writing contest. The decissions of the following committee 
cf judges will be published in their Christmas issue: Mrs. T. Arthur Johnson 
^rs Stanley Skoog, Mrs. Chas, Boettcher, Fr. Liman V. Golton, and T'r. Howard 'w 
l/mite, ' woiu ,., 

^ rdsses Florence and Elizabeth Robex-ts, who have been confined to the 
Rockiord Kemorial Hospital Airing the holiday season, send their Christmas 'and 
New Year s greetings via YOURS TRUIY to all their reader friends. They wish to 
i?-nd tllZt^^'' """^r}^ and jell wishes to them, hoping that even^one will under- 
btc.nd their indisposition, which makes sendin" of freetin-s difficult to !nT?ff ?:-/'''^^ ^7^"^' ^^"""^ Christmas and a happy and prosperous Hew 
rear to all its friends, with a very special added greeting from its editor and 
nio W1I8, 

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The hv.nfxy heart needs love 
Aad soon responds 
vs:'.th confidence and trust 
T'c soraeone's love, 
Then this heart, filled T^'ith love^ 
O'erfloT's its bonds 
"ack to the other heart, 
Inspirin^r trust. 
So trust avrakened heart 
Submits to others love, T 
Reciprocating love for trust \ 
And^'for love. 
Until a marriare is begun, 
— Howard V, I'hite 

.eld at the 

The Januar:,'- 23rd meetin?;^ of the ^lockford I/riters' Guild 
home of irs. lerr^" French, 212 V/est lienrose .'ive, , Loves i ark. 111., at 7:30 •. K. 
Co-hostess will be I'rs. luruan IJ, Colton, The nroeram x;ill consist of the record- 
ir-pi's of Robert Frost poetxy, the reading of a collection of poems of Illinois 
poets by llss Florence Pailey, and ilss \^einschenk will talk to the group on hov? 
she conducts her poetr"/ classes. Flease tr;,'- to be present. 

The poetiy round table, under the direction of Evelyn Boettcher, meets every 
week in the Rockford Public Library, on Thursday at 7:00 y. U, 

The monthly radio broadcast over li. a. 0. K. vill be heard as usual on Sun- 
day evening at 9iOO o'clock, Jan, 29. 


Rl^thra is one of the most natural things in life. There is rh^/thm in the 
movements of a school of fish, the running of a herd of antelope across the veldt, 
in the u.ndulatinp; fli'~ht of a flock of horned larks durinr'; Februar;';' ,, Rhythm be- 
speaV.s co-ordination, balance, harnonj'', and contentment. Born id thin each one of 
us to a certain derree, it is most evident in the people tAo are the best inte- 
grated . 

Children acquire rh^''thiii at an early are. It becor:^.es a part of their earli- 
est :^ajiies, acting; out son. s, en-aci^r,' ii^ lit Me circle dances, or in plain pan- 
toraime. They soon Icarvi to sl;lp rope, There pci-fect tiiain;. or rliytluii is essen- 
tial. Their :,ait often resolves itself into a hop, ship, and a jump. The;/ love 
the siring, of x'oller skating, t^e rise and fall of tlie siver-r.iarhet's horse under 
them, .'inythin'' that stifles the natural r! ^-thm of a child is detrimental to its 
development, ., 

Wien, on some August evenin^*, you listen to the insistent "beep-beep" of the 
tree crickets, you will sense the outstanding; example of Nature's rhythm made man- 
ifest in -eome of her creatures. The rapidity of the -iulsations of these insects 
is in direct proportion to the temperature at that time. Count these pulsations 
accurately for fifteen seconds, add the number thirty-seven, and the sum xjill 
serve to check the accuracy of an;/ outdoor thermoneter. iJatch the li-htning beat- 
ing of a humrdnf-'!->ird ' s win; s, and try to ima;'ine an;- airplane orooelier working;; 
more rhcythmically. See the idld f!;eese honking southward (continued on page k) 



^?1'_L _J° JL J' 1 ^^j^j- .}?^^- i^M^jJ^^IJ^ ^L'} -'■o^^^^o^^^ 11^^ I'.n.r.f 1?56 .___ 

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"I c^zc upon night's stsrry dome 
li\/ith full moon riding high • 
And thin): of all the lovcllticss 
tM cirth and in the sky. 

The Big and Little Dipper, too^ 

Kay use tho Milky Way 

To feed the countless baby stars 

Tiiat ecern to sleep all day. 

%vX down here in fry garden plot ' 
From Spring until the Fall 
I feed nsy coUntlesi' starry blooms 
Who love Earth best of all, 
— Laura Howell. 


The nc;vt nont>tl.v noniing of the Writ.:rs' Guild rill be in the'^Komo of lirs. 
Robert Strong;, rl Pin Glcnrood Ave, Th,-- prof^ram for the evening "ill be one that 
all Trill be Ion! Inc forvarri to hearinr; as I'ita Robinson t;ill hold the interest of 
all members in Xk tdin^i ht.r eim original poems ^ sojiio of T'hich_ arv. i-?ritten in her 
o-v^.i dialect. ¥e irv. loo! in^ foiniard to a goodly attendance. Miss 71or-.nce Bailey 
will sen'c as cohosttss. 

The propr w ri31 start itnriicdiaielj following the biisir ci nee linn at 7:30 
p. It. on holiday, j-Vbimaj"." 27th. To locate the hoim: of i'-li's. ltron'~j drive nortl 
on Rochton We,, past the Red f Oi'd 1 > norial hospital -to Gltnroodj and turn Last 
'or a block and a half to 2^11. 

Unless othtr'isc notified, yiu "ill hear this month's radio Iroadcast as us- 
"ual on Sunday, Feb. 26, at S'-.OO . V, over 'W R Y. 

Hay ue remind you that our I9t^6 Rockford Writers' faiild nembf rchlp dues vaero 
payable beginning Jan. 1st. If you have not naid yours, th- fe^ is one dollar and 
shculd be sent to our treasurer, i, . rrs^aret iLireai, 31^' Mlianci. ".ve. let's be 
proKpt this year in fulfill int^ tnis obligation.^ 

\Tyjrtcnl of the many co'iplinrntary remark.s cominp: to us from readers of lOURS 
'TROLI in the foll->win' r:>cerpt from a letter rrom Lrs, Alicf Julian, U203 '-'. 
Winchester /'vc., Chieapo ''■'., Ill», a ineniber of the United Arriateur Press Associa- 
tion: "HOIS IS U'hT R"" ion FiliU IT is such a 'iarm, well ^'ritten slory. . .1 would 
have written a nctt of th-rnks for It to i'rs. j\rry French, i^ut do not find her 
name in the printed rnj mbf rship list (U A F A), so shall ask you to relaj"- my com- 
ment to her. /UUH", T'^IUT surely invi.teL r -idln-f, with its n.-tnus--' and ncrit- 
descrving material , b'hat fine th. Ings '^^our (tuild accimpTisiu t. . .lon'-ratula-^ions 
to all." Lanv such coinplinents cowe to us .<n ' va ■< ish it "..r. poriele +o acknow- 
ledge them -11, but snnee ''ill not perinlt tl is -ny* fiio (.ditnr has no tlm-" at all 

for correspunduncc. Vhije ve r.>-^;rtl t' 

i;t art i nt 

"d '. f ul to all 

such interest in owv paper. At the s'':a>- \'v '~ we \ ant cnr n.- i^rs to 
those %:ho contribute x-Titten matci'ial 

'no! • 

fho show 
1 hat 

r ■'he pcptr have ?n !n1 'Tf el-ed readership, 
/jiyinc fishing to share in the rt^sponribil Uii. s of -^ublislinj IviUr 3 T'^rTY ' ho may 
not yet have had a part in doing to, are invited to cl ad thor linanclnl contri- 
butions to the editor. We arc cu.rrently running ell, lit Ij/- mi the red. 

r M i Koc j( ; o ivd w k j 7 £ k s ^ 5 u J l d 

Vol. 7 


Houard W, laiite, m,,h:23 Rone /ive., nocl-fo x-c% 1 11. Apr., 19?6 

"~ ' " '? 

Tlie thing that alx'ays puzales mo 
Is how the weather works. 
Sometimes it's nice, sometimes it's bad - 
It seems to come in jerks, 

I wonder if the l/eather llan 

Has switches he can turn, 

Marked "SUH" and "SNOI/" and "RvlIM" and "FOG"? 

If so I wish he'd beam ' 

To tnrn the proper one each day 
So folks could depend oh it: 
'Ci"'use. rain is auf »3j aggravating 
On your Easter bonnet I 
(a child's eye vievr of weather) 
— lucille Ziener Coulihan. 



The npirt Kii-irlilv meetin'^ of the Rockford T/riigrsi- Guild w;ai^)5^.5i,;^]£ hone 

of Howard I J, IJliite, "^.ditor of TOUIiS TRIJJj[7U2!KporaG Ave^'at7':30\t^ J'r^ 
March 26. .'ifter a ohort business sessionJ'^'Ehe^'^xn^ninc wx-l4-4^a4;^ivejfr^pv^^ the 

program. 'Jc.are pleased' to .•.•nnouncc that rors, Hal relson, oundey editor of THE 
ROCKFORD riORNIHG ,ST/iR, lall tall-; on "Writers I've ilet" tellinr- about some of the 
men and T-omen writers who have visited Kockford anr' whom she Itis been privileged 
to interview- during her 28 yer-rs as a moml-^cr of the Rocl:xord Daily Rcpuivllc and 
liorning Star news staffs here, riiotosraphs of some of the writers v.'ill be used 
to Illustrate the talk. Guild members x::l11 join in an informal session of re- 
miniscences followinp the brief talk, contributin*:; some of their oxm recollections 
of writers i*o have visii^ed Rockford. Fe with us if you possibly can. 

Remember to send your membersliip dues to Its. Hoirell if you have not done so 
for 19^6. Aloe remember to tune in our radio broadcast which is scheduled as al- 
v:ays on the last Sunday of the month, Ijarch 2?, at 9tOO P. H. overJJ R K. 

At this moment we wish to talte notice of the -recent bereavements suffered by 
two of the members of our Gxiild. We c:-tend our deepest sympathies to Irs. Edna 
D. Drake in the loss of her husband and to liiss iiadelync Ctoiser in the loss of her 
father, — - - - - - ■; ;■ -- 

?ol, 7 No. 8 Itorard II. 1-Jhite, Ed.^ 1.23 iiome /we., Rocki'ord, 111. Lay, 1956 

Nature's dress is gay today, 
The sky a bonnet blue, 
The grass a skirt of green 
Vifith sequins of sparkling dew 

The brmn of earth a shoe, /;/|'' 
T!ie sapphire sea a gem; 
She swings her gown about "mi^/fi 
And swishes about ag^ln{, 

— Mrs . Per|y^~,^Frefi9hl<^ 

Just being stiil^_ 
Doing Qod's Will," ,^. 
Bring peace that arigSTr; 
Eternal Vmsigz.J'M/ 
— Lor eta jnma: 

The next iiio rtl 3.v^w' 
Home of I-Irs 
at 7:30 r. ■ 

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he}.d in the 

. jj-m v-"i in of t'lc liockford Writers' QuiL-' vill 
Iuc.nita ilobpx^G'-'n, 2l|]i Vr^clyn Ave,, loves i ai^k, on Iiond^r^ /,pril 23, 
Hr, Jiuiian li, Colton, our Vice President, vlli sp-"k on the subject 
■'Gleanings df /irtistry From Tb.e I3eep Soi-'-th", dealing vith c.Tei'lcnces of his re- 
cent trip. This will be of special interest to all those vl.c like painting, as 
Kcll as poetry. I'rs. Caroline Robertson and Ilrs. Perry J'^c-'-Ai ill also enter- 
tain with tni.iiicrO relections. Since i'orth Seconxl Ct. is blrcLxi^ to traffic at the 
clo'v^er-leaf , ine.''ibers must remember to enter ioves Park over Ihr icll bridge or 
_^f row Spring Greek or Alrdne iioads . 

Remember to tune in our Radio Broadcast on Sunday, April 29 at 9:00 P. M, 
'^bvcT station I'ROK, The station is always glad to have your comments on these 

It is sometimes a jnatter of curious amireiaent as to hoi-j W'lters and Journal- 
ists become Im'olvcd Fhile repoi-ting on a sprci;;lised subject. A certain skill 
is, of course, necessary in handling such matiers as c'iscussions of atosiiic energy 
and nuclear plysics. It is no t^onder tie have trouble understanding the atom. 
To quote a nci^'spaper clipping of a fet^ months back: 

"Does it bother you x:hen people talk about fissionable material and nuclear 
power reactors? 

"Some idea of what atom scientists grapple with came Tuesday night in a 
speech by Hobel-\rinning physicist Iliels Bohr of ncimark before the International 
Atons-for-Pence Conference here, 

"Dr. Bohr said at onr point? »In thr rirthcn;-itical formalisn of quantujn 
mechanics '.ihich contains the classical rhyclcal t'leorics as a limiting case, 
the kinomatical ani-' dynamical variabl. s arc rtplaood by s,ymbolic operators sub- 
ject to a noncomnutativc algorithm invclvin ; IlancV.'s constant.'" 



Vol. 7. 

K p C 1( F O K D W Kmj\5j. JS UjLi^ 

'Howard' V;71lMte, Ed., U23 P.or® Ave^.^RocIcford , 111. June, 19$6 

r-roon uas ■^e morning after warm rain's bathing. 
Tlie weeks of cold Arf spring had fled avaj, 
And each young hopeful blade, its fresh cheeks laving, 
Shone pearly fresh, to greet the moist new day 

In healing tears, the heavens now relenting 
Poured in the oil and wine on arid earth, « t^ 

Restored the parched greensward, in full reijenting. 
Gave ample plasma for a full re-birth. <^/J^ 

— Ltiman Wesley Colton. 


AMOUfiCE!-ENTS UffV | 7/^'% 

ai members of the Rockford Writers' Guild are cordially 4nvited^_to£attendi^,^ 
aext monthlv meeting uhich is to be held in the home of l-rs. Tfioresia Hanitz, 

"Mio next mv/iiwi t.^ V in^w i^-t,**?-, -■ ~ 

^936 East Drive', Loves I'ark. The date is Monday, Kay 28, at 7:30 P. M. It has 
bepn decided not to have the pot-luck dinner as first planned, but to have a reg- 
ular businesB~and program meetin,^. Some of the ear3^' recorded prograras by members 
and forraer members of the CHiild trill be played back for ttxe benefit ol newer mem- 
bers of the Guild. These will feature the writings of VA^ixi Hamilton, Florence 
and Elizabeth Roberts, m Hollcra and others. . ^ ^ 

Tentative plans are being, made for a banquet in June, .^rther -ord, rxll be 
far thcomming '.Then these are definite. lou trill also be notifie- concerning plans 
for a sxvnmer conference, providinc one is held. The Iky raeetinG i?ill be the last 
rc-^taar meeting of the season. This uill be the last issue of .^mS illUII untxl 
fail. The editor wishes to thank everyone for the fine cooperation he has re- 
ceived in making this publication posible. ^ n, u. ^ +,. 

Thursdffi'- May 2k, will be the last meetxng of the Poetry Round Tabic for tnxs 
*year. The best of the poems submitted dtiring the year will be revietfed as posible 
laaterial for the SAIfflER. Evelyn Boettcher deserves imxch credit for the w^ she 
has faithfulljr conducted the Round Table and we are sure she is grateful to all 

who cooperated xrith her. ^ , ' ^^ „ ^ , 

Our Pood friend; Patricia Glaf ford, will appear m Argfle, 111, for a lecture 
m Tuesd^ I!^'- 22nd. Those who remember her talks will recall how inspiring they 
'are She has become well known as an author, lecturer, and book reviewer. Should 
you 'wish to correspond with her, her new address is 6lb'8 i'o. Hamilton Ave,, Chicago 

J (^ -J— I -I 

* A letter from Mrs. Alice Julian, li203 N. Winchester Ave., Chicago 13, 111.- 
Bear Fsr. White- vmat x-ronderful prorr.ams are presented at meetings of The Rockford 
Writers' Guild... Greetings and Gonfratulations to all m.embers, for accomplish- 
ments— do soarl's fly from their adive ponsl I al'-3;'-n a-preciate reading YOllRS 
TRUTJ. Have' Raid "thanl^vS" before Tor your fine publication in UAPA. ..THAriKS^AGAlH 


... Among all other Itemc 

poem, LISTEIJ wTTil lom lU'u'T, 

Riming xreeds 'vJith seeds^ 
liay pall - 

I'll foil crops with copse. 
Come fall. 

— Alice Julian. 

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?ol. 8. Ho. 1 Howard IJ. White, Ed., k23 Rome Ave., Rockford, 111. Sept, 19% 


Marg?.ret Hcvreli, sharfjig tl.f 
prcgrnn u-j.^h f-rs,, .Str«;, -^/...l] 
gi\'e '?>r?rrnf £' i'rora ha: st.t'rj'^ 
"The ';If;.^?;yrf2c--.:7 Trail'', rri'ic;. 
trail nr; r.!;'3 -jje''T;c::al criti- 

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Fir eracions, my gr^cioas, the season is. ended 
When the birds all pass through, flying south, 
\^ goodneas I'm T-roa::^,''; tV'}]' e^-es are quite bleaiy - 
I've been watching with open ricuihl a 

I hate to miss any, and there ^-^ere so mai^, |^ 

I stood all the daj in tho sun' ^ cism cC rt.i H'r;ht_, ^;i^>ie Holij' 

tty bird-book is tabtered a^^ nsives almost shattered wood 
From trying to place every one] . >s^>-, ■*;>:^* 
I'm glad to retire to sit by the fire,'''^"^i '^■^^ 
Ifov the "wj'- gracious" season is done ' <C.-^ *•■'' ' ■-— i^- 
(Notej l^ thanks to ny husband for the expression: fO 
the "iT^r grr.cious" season.) — Iladeleine M, Johnson ^.*? 


The Rockford Writers' Guild wi31 hold its first jnonthljr ineeting^;7o|'>v'thr 
son in the Geneolo# room of the Rockford Riblic llbi'ary on No, I^rcljn-'bt. ■ Tlii-s 
conference room is on the second floor of the librsi:;'- and will be available to us 
on the third T'tonday of each month (note this chango of schedule from the fourth 
to the third KondjQr of each TiontK), The mef^ting ^'111 be held from ?:00 to 9:00 
p. m,, beginning one half 'hour earlier than oust omtiT.. I'he date is Sep-o. 17, 1?56. 

We are privileged to have as our speal<:er of the evGnla;'; Mrs. Carl (Cenie) 
Stmw of Dixon, 111., who will give a report on her attendance at the writers' 
conference at Green Lake, VJis. this summer. Her talk tjiII be entitled "Kigh 
L3.ghts of the Christian Ilriters' and Editors' Conference". .<^he has notes from 
"lectures by the many prominent people who attended that will prove very interest- 
ing to all of us. Among those who lectured were: la^rence E, 
Nelson, head of the Department of Literature of the tJniversity of EedO.ands,, 
'Redlands, Calif., Mrs, Peter Mai'shall, author of the best seller "A Man Called 
Peter", Benjamin P. Browne, director of the conference, }4rs. Helen Doss, famous 
mother of the adopted faiaily of twelve international children, Kenneth Stuart, 
.\rt Editor of Tlie Saturday Evening Post, August Derleth, one of Aiiierica's most 
prolific writers, and others, 

Jlr, and Firs. H. T. llanitz arrived home Sept. 3rd. after a six weeks tour of 
Europe. They boarded the plane in Chicago and. landed in Hamburg, Germany, where 
they visited relatives the first three vxecks. The rerar.ining weeks were spent 
touring Germany, Austria, and Switzerland , They flew on the planes of the 
Lufthansa line both waS'^s and enjoyed it very much. They report that the indus- 
tries in Germar^r were veiy active and there xjas plenty of work for all., evidence 
of a new prosperity. 

The Antiques Journal has given an article on Metsuki, by Marion Howell Smith, 
the top spot as well as the cover picture, in their August number. Mrs. Smith 
did extensive research on the history of the delicately carved ivory pieces while 
in To\^o vjhere she collected these rare and priceless ??etsuki, hundreds of years 
old. Originally they t'ere used in lieu of buttons, suspendecl on a cord from the 
girdle to 'keep articles handy. The ccnrei^ picture "The Travelers" consisting of 
four figures and a house was enlarged from the delicately carved ivory piece only 
two inches. high. 

r M £ • KOC'yC F OK D VV K 1 1 1 J< S^ 5 U J L D 


Howard H. White, Ed., Ij.23 Rome Ave., Lccl'ford, 111. 



Says one, a fool : 
How the lion and the bear have lain dowri together^ 
And the eagle spre'ads his wings against a cloud-free slgi', 

' ' • So all ir. well: 

But the many- fingered hand tears out the heart's hopiufs, 
And\the bent men strj-ve, pale women taste their bitter breaa^ 

' • Anu CJuLdren vecp.. 

The 'thunder- voices sound and summon the yoxing firf.t-fi'-jlts, 
kn<l the glad spring gushes again in the red meadow. 

But comes release: 
For the cross-bone answer hangs above tlie long q'^estion, 
/uid its sweetest promise rides on a desperate v;ir.d, 

— Eunice Kein'ierr; . 
Our monthly program for October will be given by Miss Mell Barton H&ll vlvj 
will review a book entitled "?erse Forms, Old and New" by ?aida Stewart I'iontg.v,;e.':7, ,, 
Miss Hall informs us that the discourse is one concerning soma old verse f orri;-; , 
but deals mostly x-dth new forms follox-Jincr a more modei-n invention. As alvrays vhen 
Hiss Hall favors us with her talents, \:e i-.-y look fonrard to an interestj,ng ses- 
sion. There will also be a business meeting. We meet as usual on Monday, Oct, 
15 th, at 7iOO ?. M. in the ilockford Mblic Library on North l.yman St, 

Please note that no definite time has yet been established for our monthly 
radio broadcast over IJ R K. lou are asked to watch the loral napors for an an- 
nouncement of this in the near future. Announcement ijIH -^Jpo be made, if possi;-- 
blc, in our m.onthly meeting's. Make it a point to lj<tca to those broadcasts, and 
send your comments and criticisms in care of the radio slctim as often as you can. 
The following is a progress report on x?hat has bren done so far to publish 
an anthology: 

1. The Guild voted last spring in favur of pu^ilishing the anthology, 
and in favor of. comhicting an investigation of cosi r au 1 ri > f hods of doing so. 
Members are referred to the minutes of those meetings wherein the subject was 
discussed for the particulars. 

2. At our anmial banquet in June, m.embers who were interested had 
been asked to submit five noems of their own choice. These were to have been, in 
the estim.ation of that inember, the five best pocm.s that he or she had had pub- 
lish.ed in argr of the past issues of the S;i!npler. Only a fei? responded to this 
request. But this request is still in force for any wh.o m2r>r still wish to submit 
their five best titles. 

3. Our president, Mrs. Ann Wile:'-, hi's appuinted lire. Thereoia Hanitz, 
Editor, and kr, Howard ¥. ''hike, Fublinhcr of the bool-; 

h, Vx. ivblte has made prelimdn.ury invorti-ations regarding costs, 
methods, format design, etc., and a tentative budget has bo jn established. 

$. A steering committee meeting has boon lei-' to formulate policy 
witti regard to this publication. The members of the cemi.ltit e, f:rs. Wiley, !ii^:.<=! 
Wcinschenk, Mrs. Hanits and kr. 'White, have discusrtd the follotring points and 

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The Rockford Writers' Guild will hold its monthly meeting for November on 
Monday the 19th at 7:00 : . 1'. in the Rockford Public Library on !io. VJyraan St. It 
is possible that the 19^6 S/uIPLER tdll bo ready fo' dictributicn at that time. 
Th'^re will be a business meeting after nhich, if time permits, tape recordings 
made of lectures given at our siutimer vrri tors' conference x.'ill be plaj'ed. Talks 
available are those given by Mrs, Rose Kellogg, I-iis5> lorena Church, and Krs. 
Roviena Bennett, Let's have a good turnout for thi.$ meeting. liembers are asked 
to come prepared to take home mth them the poems they have on d:Lsplay at the 
Library since the disjjlaj'" period is at an end. The Xibrai^'^ management is anxious 
not to have these mats in storage for any length of time. It is anticipated that 
most of us '..'ill xrantto save these posters. 

Since YOURS TRULY is out too late this month to announce the radio broadcast. 
we ask that you not forget to hear tjse one planned for December ^ liiss Kell Hall, 
who has faithfully prepared these broadcasts for so lonfj, has succeeded in ar- 
ranging for a ner time this season, lie may look forward, baring changes, to hear- 
■'jT-z the program on the 3rd Thursdaj^ of each month at 8; 30 P, H. on station I'J R W 
The program presented this month featured Autuian and Thanksgiving themes. 


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■ CiJIlD 

Prom tl-y hushed raidnicht skies 

One great white star beams do-wn, and marks Fls Place, 

In thee, this night, is born Irnmanuel, 

The King of Israel. iUnd thou sha3.t be 

Forever blest, and not the least ainon{» 

The princes of the land of Juda; 

For out of thee shall come a Governor 

To rule l-y peopDe, Israel. Rejoice, 

holy little tovml 
—Eunice Meinc'ers. 

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Vol. 8 Mo. 5 Howard IF. I'M te, Ed., 1*23 Rome Ave., Rockro'd, D 


I hear the ciy ' ""--'•>:•...-„,_ 

Cf a tortured land, ■•■-. ---*".."':::::■;-..::;: 

And see the valiant patriot band ' ' ^ " ' • 
Cleave chains with flashing steel. 


^'o-i., 1957 

The free world x^aits - ,. 

While these desperate ones 

Tii-ch bravely against swords and' guns. 

Bat voice a sad appeal; 

And this I knoi^: 

There is no bright tid6 

To svjeep the vandal horde aside I 
And quell the nation's fears j 




There is mud and blood 
And a flaming sl<y 
As men and cities fight and die. 
And the Danube drinks their tears, 
—Eunice Meinders, 


. The January meeting of the Rockford Writers' Guild will be held in the 
inain Library on No. Wyman St, on Monday, Jan. 21, at 7:00 P. K. There T<ri.ll be 
some business, but most of the time will be taken up x^rith the prospective an- 
thology and preparations for choosing the entries. If there is tiine, a record- 
ing of the summer conference lecture on Milton by Miss Lorena Church will be 
played. ¥e hope to see you there. 

The first meeting of the poetry round table will be held on the first 
Monday in February at the Library, at 7:00 I. M. ¥e' hope to have a good turn- 
out for these sessions, •■ 

Our radio broadcast is scheduled for the fourth Thiirsday in January, 
the 2l|th, at 8:30 r, H, Any changes will be announced later in the neixrpapers. 
Let us get behind Kiss Hall in her efforts in every way we can to make the 
broadcasts a success. 

Pear I-lr. IJhite: 

Dec, 18 I received the follomng note from Miss Tina lyons, feature ed- 
i'-or of East Highlights, that I thought you would like to pass on to your read- 
e-:'s, "Dear club members. 

East High publications wishes to thank you and 
the members, of the judging committee for judging our 
annual Christmas essay contest. We sincerely hope 
you will continue to do so in future years." 
Guild members might also like to know that half the four hundred 
copies of my Selected Poems went out during the first two months fol0.ow5ng 
their publication, and I wish to thank all vrho bought jne or more of tb.em. 
Copies can still be had by mailing ^1 to 3020 Garfield Dr-, Rockford, 111, 

Sincerely, Lciman W. Colton. 




Vol. 6 No. 6 Howard U, IJhite, Ed., lj.23 Rone ;Wc., Rockiord, 111. Feb., 19$? 

TJhen the last i\ag[;Qd nerve seems about to trcak, 
When your faith in your fellox;s grci/s diri_, 
Uhon your patience has 3].ippe(i to the lotJcst ebb, 
A-ict you'd just as soon sinlc as,- 

Tiy wearing a nmilG, and holding your tongue, _ 
Ucvn*;. ij. liter an unJrlnd word, Q f'- C] 

" " " ' Lord , '' 



Anc breathe this prayer, "Now's the tine, L 

I am yurc that prt^rcr will be hoard. ^^J O 



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For when you have used up your last resource, 
F;;t your patience to every tent. 
There is One from whom all our resources cplno. 
It is He \<!\\o can handle the rest. 

— Luman Vfcsloy Colton. 


The February meeting of the Rocl-ford Urltcrs' Guild will b'evxh'^ld as/usqal 
in Rockford public library on II. layman St., ou Feb. l6, Mond;:y/;4t ?>00 •P-.-M. 
Your presence will be welcoriicd. A pro'-ram has not yet been Cinnounccjc , ___^^^ 

Be sure to listen to our radio broadcast as aniiouncod in the loGai''Tirws, 

The poetrj'- round table is good medicine for all int'-rcstcd in x-.-ritinff poetiy, 
and is going strong, Kcctingo arc held each Monday evening not taken by a monthly 
program meeting. They are held, beginning at 7:00 ", M. , in a coar-.roncc room of 
the .Public library, under the direction of MrE. Chas> F.oottciicr. 

Vte wish to rer.iind tlie Guild luembers once moi'C that their ]9?7 dues for m-^-ii- 

b';jrship were due the first of the year. Also that the duv.s a:'o 


'p3.G0 per 

(.•jues were raised from :5l.OO. to 13.00 by a majority vote of the Kiembership beco'^t-e 
of increased expenses).- Kail your dues to our treasurer, R, Kar^^aret Ibwell, 316 
Alliance Ave., Rockford, 111. 

YOTJRS TRULY is finandcd indcpendantly of m.embership dues \rj free icLll giftn 
from its readers, and while we have not made an appeal for fu.ndn for some time, 
Wv- now vrish to remind our friends of their privile.'^c; of sharing in this xray the , 
cu'-ts of publication. Fresh supplies are needed at this time. . ;. 

Tho mciribers of the Rockford TJritorr,' f"^ild were: very royalty and gracious Ij'' 
entertained on Dec. 17 at the home of lire, Dorothy Johnson which was the annual 
GliristmaB party of the (juild. 

There was an exchange of very attractive ^Ov^ gifts and an altogether pleas- 
ant social evening was enjoyed, including tape recoi^dings by l-fowaru V;hite, and 
Caroline Robertson singing the 'Gliristmas Lullaby written by Tlrs . T.- /irthur John' 
to her oirn original melody, and accom.panying herself with her guitar. Both xv^rrd? 
and music were very lovely. 

Our hostess served most delicious, refreshments. There iias no regular busi- 

ness meeting although a few things were discussed. 
Dell Jacobson, Secrctarj''. ,..-., 

Respectfully submitted, '^^n 


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Vol. 8 No. 7 How ard W. White, Ed., i|2 5 Rome A ve., Rockford, 111. Mar.', 19^7 


I wondered x-ihy the old man came to call 
Av«5tride a tractor when he had possessed 
A lovely car, and when that very fall 
He'd bought another truck. But he confessed 
The truth to me before he had to go: 
"I'm far too old to pass the driver's test 
To get a license. This is all I knows 
lou hold your hand xfay out the window lest 
Yoa hit somebody x-jhen you're turn,in* left, . 
They told me, 'No, you cannot ever drive 
A car or truck again. ' One must be deft 
On side roads, too J But jurjt to stay alive- 
A man must eat.' % da,ughter goes to church 
And stays in toxxn with friends for quite a spell. 
Yes, once a week she leaves me in the lurch!" 
And then he added mth a parting yell, ^7 .; 
"I must be gettin' on. It's quite a 3 aunt J" -■' 
He turned hip wheels to seek a restaurant. 
— Imi Marshall VJiley. 

AMOlINCEIffiMTS , ^" — - - - 

The Rockford Writers' Guild will meet on Monday, March If], at 7:00 P. K. for 
its regular monthly progr.™ meeting in the Rockford Piiblic library on Horth 
Vfyman St. (kxr president, Ann Marshall Wiley, will set a precedent for a new 
series of talks on poetry by various members of the Guild. Her lecture will be 
entitled, "Some of I'y Favorite Poems and Uliy They Are Viy Favorites". Tliis pro- 
gram diould prove to be of interest to a3-l members able to attend. Some of our 
friends are out of town: Mr. and Frs. Colton are traveling in the South, Mrs. 
Herman Nelson will be in Champaign, 111. with her dauphter. He just received a 
card from Ftrs. Melnders who is enjoying a visit in California, 

The Vlriters' Guild radio broadcast is scheMuled for the last Thursday of the 
month, March 28, over W R K at 8:30 P. H., subject to unforeseen changes. Any 
change of time vri.ll be announced in the newspapers. 


The editor wishes to thank all those who r.o generously responded to our ap- 
peal for funds. Vfe now have the supplies we needed, and while there is still a 
ten dollar deficit, we are not alai'med since wo feel this will be met in the 
course of tme. Ue do appreciate all communications tiiat come to us even though 
we do nobhave time to anffuer them. YOURS TRULY is an avocation of the editor for he has only too little time, ¥e wish to encourage the submission of gay or 
humorous material for the paper as well as the usual serleis© contributions. Vie 
winh that more of our friends would send us things so that there ifill be a wider 
va.^'iety of authorship. We are making progress x-xith the anthology. The vote is 
m and counted, and so far, there are about 230 to 2lj.O entries selected for the 
boox, There is yet much work to be done, layout work, manuscript typing, proof 
isac^'ing, art work, etc. This will be expedited as q-aickly as possible cfith the 
Lelp of thoce who can and are willing to help. A raock-xip of the book will be 
submitted to the Guild before it goes to press, for general approval. 




Vol^8_jlo_._8 Hox^ard VJ. IThite, Ed., )}23 Rome Ave,, Rockford, 111. APR., 1957 

ONCE more we are planning our garden, 
And vrelcorae the gentle rain 
That tliav?s the i^rinter-frozen earth 
And brings neK life again. 

The annuals are lovely; 
No garden's coinplete without them. 
We sow the seeds then t^ait to see 
If all our care will sprout them. 


FROM faith to faith 
He leads us on . . , 
to trhere? 

T/e need not know . . 
it is enough 
that v;e believe 
and i-?ant to go, 
Y\ /)iJ'^\o «/,»- -v--Agnes Kulleri Skoog 



Perennials are rrjf favorites - 

No ground to prepare and sovr, , '^WIJj'-^^^^'^-^J 

VJith a little rain and Warm spring " suiv*^' ' __">.Y^ ^^s^ •^^^s!;^ 
They just vrake up and groi-?. -v^--::-" *^- ' [ 

—Lola li. Hazard, 


The monthls'- program meeting of the Rockford l.'riters' Guild "td.ll fall on Apr. 
1$, Monday at 7:00 P. M., in the conference room of the Rockford Public librarj- 
on N. iyman St, ' We were to have been honored by a talk on poetry from Dr. F. J, 
Mills of Jaffna, Ceylon who is spending a year with Dr.,. Joseph Cleveland of the 
Second Congregational church in' Hockford. But since Dr, Fills is at present on 
a trip through Canada, we are privileged to hear his vi f e I-trs. Kulan^agam J. 
Mills in a talk on poetry. Her subject will be "Par East Poetry". Her husbandte 
father, the ls±e Dr. Samuel Green Culanaj'-agam rails, labored in and through tlie 
missionary'' hospital and medical college founded in l6ii7 by Dr. Saiauel Flske Green, 

The talk by I-lrs. lails i.'ill be folloTJed by a report on the annual "Writers' 
Holiday", a luncheon meeting given under the auspices of the fcVanston's IJomens.' 
Club on April 2nd. Kiss Vera Dell Jacobson,. who attended, id 11 give the report, 


There comes a time each year when coming spring 
Hears winter's gasp; then I must think and pick 
The role I'll play each day that I am sick, 
If I expect to speak again ... or sing. 
I am "The Lady with the lute" to-day. 
That great Vermeer portrayed so carefully; 
Although if anyone would come to see, 
"The Lady tdth the Throat" would have to stay,' 
Thus, annually, I stagger to a stage 
To free a drug- tossed mind from nightmare fears clears as riled spring-water clears; 
.".s ink-remover cleans the mirky page, 
"or once each year I have the time to p3ck 
A role . . . when I am sick, 

—Ann Marshall VJiley, 

Stand in. the tall house 
Of the steel giants, 
lJait,,.cold and t'jeary. 
Beside the barred gateway, 
LTiere smoke-begrimed arc-lights 
_ Slant grotesque shado\>Ts 
Agaiiist' the glass rcof , 

l-'atch one, black monster 
Crawl away, slowly. 
Bellowing ■ hoarsely » 
Eee its five hundred eyes 
Flashing" and gleaming, 
Not one of them weeping 
As mine now must weep. 

—Eunice Melnders, 

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Vol. 9 Ko. 1 Howard vj. Kliite^ Ed., 1x23 Home Ave., liockford. 111. Spt.-Oct. , '57 




'd 'ill be held 

The nerfc regular month jly meeting of the Rockford Uriters' ' 
on Mond^", Oct. 21, at 7:00 ?. M., in the conference room of tie 'c^k:t..d lublic 
library on Wo. i.yman St. The program will be given by Ifis- Vers 'lell Jacobson, 
who will report on the annual "Writers' Holiday", celebrated as tii;c culmination 
of a poetry contest sponsored by the Evanston Ivomans' 01-ub. firs Jacobson at- 
tended the meeting, in the form of a luncheon, under the auspices of the Club on 
April 2j 1957. She t-Jill report on how the voting T'ont, poems that von prizes, 
etc. A roman friend of Kiss Jacobson 's with i.-hom she became acquainted while she 

was secr'taiy of the Y. Vj. C. 
,Tiy to ': o present if you can. 


in Chicago received several "wins" on her poems. 

first t''- 

31, l9>^ 


Rob'-.^'b D. Ditsler^ our new radio chairmasi, in pi'eparing to make the 
3i's' Guild radio broadcast of the season at'8;30 P. H., Thursday, Oct, 
Be sure to tune in T'i R K tliat evening for an interesting program, 
membership dues, noir ;>3.00, ''..^erc payable on Jan. 1st and shov.ld be senit 

to our neiv treasurer. 


If you -i'ant your j-irize rrinning 

Robert Strong, l605 longe St., Rock-f'-ird, 111, 
ly in the SAilitllR, please also send ynur funds 

he fee is ..^.OO per page. The mat fee for haJiging your winning poems 
rary is 75* per poeia; this fee shoul;. also be F.:':nt to our trcasu.rer. 
t". 'Jiisabeth TJeinschcnk is again to be conpratulatcd for her teaching 

V ■: -vough the fine showing made recc^ntiy by l-icr creative writing class- 
2 1 ' ■ 01 poetry. 

:3er •■.■;& sj'mpathies are extended to lirs. Caroline Chaffee Robertson in 
',ls3 of her mother. ";fe t-ero also sadc'ened by the passing this sum- 
■,i;g-time member of th.e (oiild, lirs. Dorothy, I'c Or aw Kenyon. 
1C"'S TRULY is short of material and will be pleased to welcome your kind 
contributions, both letters literary and pecuniary. 'Jith your help we shall try 
for anotter sitccessful season in bringing YOURS TRUTY to your nail bo-x. 

to her. 
in the i„i. 


es in ti;,. 

the Tec: 
mer of : 


Quild far Febrtiarj'- will be in- 

VoiTyiloTli iTci^rwr vSite^" M . ^ li23 liome Ave., Rockicrd, ,11.1. Feb,, isSb, 

cl5GiTATfois~o¥TiiriEATiii~' ■ 

Old Farmer's Almanac dubs next full moon, 
Which falls on February fourth - "Snow Moon". 
The Almanac calls January's moon 
The "liolf Moon" which fell on January fifth. 
It seems that January weather's mixed - 
Forestalling prophecy of "Snow Moon", 
For first one storm and then another fall • 
Of this enticing white-stuff covers all, 
lake Circe lured her victims to their doom, 
This slow beguiling blanket would entomb 
The misled travelers who all unaware, 
VJcre overpowered by beauty's snare I 
The lovers of our winter sports rejoiced; 
Ey farmers, prayers of thanks were gladly voiced 1 

—Florence -A. Bailey . 


The regular meetinc of the Iloc!:ford Ih'itcrs' 
the Conference room of the Rockfdrd I-ablic librar^^'- on North '\fyman St. Tjie meet- 
ing will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 F. K., Ilonday, Feb. 17tli„ The rJ^O'Tram for 
the evening will be presented by Howard IJ. "White, editor of 70U;2S TliUIl, who will 
give a talk entitled ^"l-Jri ting the Technical Report". This '.alk will present 
some of the more desirable raethods of sciejitli'iC'aricl engine-nring writing. I-t". 
White will, also play a :t3;t)e recording of 'the Rockford; Writers' Guild radio broad- 
cast given by him on l^hursday, February 13th at 7:00 P. K. over TJROK. 

lasses Florence and Elizabeth Roberts have published a new work entitled 
"A Little Book of Rlymes and Rlnythms". These are on sale at the United Pcb-' 
scription Co., 213 N. Church St, for OlrOO. li-s. Vttley will try to have a few 
copies of this attractive volume with her at Monday nl'iit's meeting. 

The next Writers' Guild RADIO BROAiXAST is scheduled for 7:00 P. I'l., Thurs. 
Feb, 27. Mi's. Evelyn Boettcher and rirs. Caroline Robertson are working on the 
script for the next program. Flease watch the papers for anj'- possible change in ' 
the schedule , ■ 

The Poetry Roundtable discussions •continue everj"^ Ilonday night except the 
third Plondaj'- of the month, thich is our rerxilar program meeting. These sessions, 
have been very well attended dispite the weather. Cdve j'-our whole hearted sup- 
port to lirs. Boettcher who conducts these discussions with skill and faithful- . 
ness by attending. ■ ' - ■ 

If you have not contributed to the financial or . literary,'; support of YOURS . 
TRUU i-ritliin the past fexj months, why not do so? Your sugrestions for improve- 
ment of our paper are welcome at all times. Me are .desirous that a greater num- 
ber of Guild members find a vray to express themselves through this publication. 

Our treasurer, Ilrs, Robert Stx'ong, l605 Yonge St., tells us, that membership 
dues for 195!8 are slow in coming in. Please send youi'' annual $3. 00. dues to .Mrs... 
Strong at the address shotm, ' , , 






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Vol. 9 No. 7 Howar d \J. "iJh ite, E d., U23 Rome Ave., Rockford", ni. May, 1958 




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NELI. BARTON HALL {In iJemoriam) 
So admirably God her soul had t-rr ought, 
He stayed Itts hand in pensive thought, 

"So fair to see J 

So fair to touohl" 
■Rien, gently plied the inexorable Icnife, 
Freeing her to eternal life. 

— Florence C, Roberts.^ 
Life holds many secrets 
That the years unfold, 
Revealed in lightning flashes - 
Bright thotights of shining gold ... i 

With unexpected st-riftneas 
They light the Itldden mind 
Vifhen love brings street forgiveness 
In a world that is unkind, 

. . — Vera Dell Jacobson. i:^4s> ^_ _ 

ArlllOUNCEMEOTS y/-'-//, / '^ 

The Rockford Writers' Gxiild will hold its annual banquet on Mond^, May 19, 
at the Edge-O'-TOTjn Restaurant. Dinner will be sej'ved at '6; 30 p. m. Come and 
bring a friend or your spouse. Hake reservations with Itrn. Ann Wiley as soon as 
possible. There Trill be a special speaker. This vrill be the last formal meeting 
of the season. The Edge-O'-Town is located at E. State & Alpine. 

Due to schedule changes at the station, there will be no radio broadcast for 
Mzy. The script was wit ten by Mr, Golton, and the broadcast was to have been 
given by Miss Jacobson and Mrs, Strong. 

The Rockfoi'd Writers' Guild is announcing plans for its AM-IUAI. POETHI CON- 
TEST which is open to tlxe public. Poems may be submitted to Mrs. Stanley Skoog, 
90$ D Street beginning August first, and not later than Auf^ust twenty-eighth. 

Three copies of each poem, typoTjritten double-spaced on re,q;ular typCTn:lting 
paper and signed vjith a pen-name in the upper left-hand corner of each copy are 
required. A sealed envelope containing the autjior's pen-name, real name and 
address, and the titles of the poems must be included. Each contestant may sub- 
mit as ma^jr as three poems, Ifo poem over twenty-five lines vjill be accepted. 

The committee for the e:diibit consists of Florence A. Bailey, Mrs. Robert 
Strong and I-frs. Stanley Skoog. 

An exhibit of the mnning poems will be held in the Rockford Publa..c Library 
—the time to be announced later. Each poem qualified by the judges to hang 
/Jill cost .Si. 25 for jumbo typing, cardboard and mounting. Thank you. Please 
send the fee to Florence Bailey, Hotel Ifelson Room 768, Rockford, Illinois. 

This will be the final issiie of YOl^S TJIULT this season. No one reading 
this can possibly'- reali7,e what a stnigle it has been for the editor during the 
past year to get this paper into the mails. We feel that we have earned a little 
rest. We wish, once more, to thank all who helped to make YOURS TRULY possible. 
Have a delightful Summer - everyone 1— Ed.. 



"/fj£ KOCYJOKD ^H'A\1iKS' GiniD 

Vol. 10 I'o. 3 Hward W. IJhite, Sd., U23 Rome Ave., Rockford, 111. Dec,, 1958. 

e;ult With jot this cmisw^As season. 




ijffiSA OF OLD ST. JCE" 


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There's ncthinn 




AISE '^^ - 
3ives a greater lift 
Tlian sincere words of praisej 
Tlicre ale none so poor have not this gift. 
It sPiooths the x'ou-foest Ttmys. 
^ , ^ -•••Iniuan V/esley Colton. 

These wrds of Mr, Golton's sei-ve to rewind the :::ditcr of YOURS TRUfY that 
he is deep]y indebted to all those raar'^ friends who fche past ten yenrs 
hr/e by word or i^±ft helped to make this paper possible. — hov'.^rd V), VJhite. 

The next monthly meetinf.'; of the Rcckford './riters' Gnild vn.ll be on ionday, 
Dec. 15, at 7:00 F. I'., in the conference room of the main library- on flo. Vfyman 
St. There Xi?in be a business ineeting, and it is possible that the nearly publish- 
ed SAKI'LERS will be rendy for distribution at that tiiiie. At ou.r MovoFiher meet- 
■ a majority present voted not to disb.'ind the organisation, and a 
ocninittee uas anpoiuted to clioofje a slate of officers .for the 19'^9-1960 term. 

'ST [IK'LLTOnTS no:'T].ST 

The annual judging of coriposit.ions froiii ."".apt "'igh students t.m 
.1 panel of five nenbers of tlie .aockford Uii-ters' Gi'ild. l-a-.'er: 

apain done by 
subudttcd t'icre 

sixteen humorous essays, ci^Jihteon serious esi;E7E, forty short stoj-ies, and fifty- 

six poems. Iloxiai^d IJ, White, Stanley STcocc, 

.'eriran G. Kelson, Lirs. 

Hr.rald L^ Robei'tson, and luifian Golton comprised tlrie gr^'up of judges. Tho work 
vas done at i^rs. Skoog.'s hoinc._, the evnniuc of ITovetabor 25, wliere delicious re- 
fr3slj]Tients were served. beUrsen the pudr'ing and the final placing. 

This number cf one hundi-cd thirty paT'crs vns the larf'est, as vrell as in some 
ways the best, of all the jears ve have had the jilcasare of passing- on them. . 
Tney show that our hip:h sciiool young ricople thinlt: liiiich more deeply than many of 
us b'^lieve. — Tuman W. Golton, clvairman of panel. 

0.ay Christmas has a way ( / I v9 f T V C h M' 5 !_nn>3 5 'O / / I I I ! 

Of making fpirios brip'-t an?J "pay . — W. ' - .-i-:i-.-v.:-..- r:: .-.1.:..-. ."r... s: — r, . 

¥s^ we uti.lire this space to wish all our readers and 'friends the very 
iW.-xriest of Christmas 's and the ver," happiest cf I'-ew Year's, and many future re- 
turns of the sam.e. To all these kind people who have written us or .wished us 
wvll at birthday. or holiday time, who we may never be able to thank in any other 

we are most grateful. — WM. 

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